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Mumni giving increases 

Budget balanced 
for seventh year 

Texas Eastern CEO 
gives success secrets 

New trustees 

Jackson, Witt 
named to board 

Art Department 

Continuity, creativity 
are its hallmarks 

Exchange program 
set with Korea 

Family memorializes 
J.C. Love with fund 

On the cover 

Centenary photography 
instructor Neil }ohnson 
used a summer storm 
cloud as the back- 
ground for this view of 
the campus's east side. 
Designer Michael 
Williams put it in poster 
form {right), and it's 
now available in the 
Centenary Bookstore for 
$5.95 or $11. {DO signed 
and numbered. 

Centenary celebrates \6Qth anniversary 

Get out the candles ... Centenary College celebrates this year its 160th anniversary 
as a private, liberal arts college. 

One part of the celebration will be an exhibit of memorabilia from this grand 
dame's illustrious existence: the glorious pre-Civil War years in Jackson; the move to 
Shreveport in 1906 with only $1 18; the nationally known football team of the 1920s and 
'30s; the internationally known Choir, and much, much more. 

The committee is in the process now of gathering the goodies: photographs, articles 
of clothing, trophies, scrapbooks, playbills and programs, and anything else that rings of 
Centenary's past. 

If you have something which you could share for use in the exhibit, we would love 
to know about it. Please contact Elizabeth Friedenberg, 461 Ratcliff, Shreveport, 
La. 71 104, (318) 868-2993, and tell her what you've got. We will set a time in August to 
collect everything. 

Help share in the celebration ... get out the candles and get out the memorabilia! 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPSO 1 5560), July, 1984, Volume 12, No. 1 
is published four times annually in July, 
October, January, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boule- 
vard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71134-0188. 
Second Class postage paid at Shreveport, 
La. POSTMASTER: Send address changes 
to Centenary, P.O. Box 4 1 88, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy 72 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Morgan, Kay Lee 

Production Boyds Lithography, 

Creative Type, Inc. 

Alumni Director Nancy Porter Gerding '82 

Photography Neil lohnson, Janie Flournoy 

You are our hope for the future' 

The skies were blue; a cool breeze carried 
squeals of excitment. 

Inside the Gold Dome, there were smiles 
and flashing cameras; a flurry of black robes and 
tassels; last-minute instructions, then 
the strains of "Proud Heritage." 

Baccalaureate and Commencement Exercises for 
Centenary's 159th academic year - more than any 
other college west of the Mississippi - had begun. 

The Class of '84 led the procession and included 
82-year-old Centenary Trustee Russell Banow, who 
earned a degree in economics; and his grand- 
daughter, Martha Peacock, who was awarded 
her degree in liberal arts; Alan Strange 
one of the top collegiate history 
scholars in the United States; lill 
Brown, a four-time All-American gym- 
nast; Polly Greve, fifth generation 
Brown to graduate from Centenary, 
and Margot Todd-Evans, NA1A 
Gymnast of the Year, with classmate- 
husband Ron Evans and their 18- 
month-old daughter, Amber, also 
gowned in a graduation robe. 

Other VIPs followed the faculty; 
the Rev. James Philip Woodland of 
Baton Rouge and the Rev. Lea 
loyner of Monroe, who received 
honorary Doctor of Divinity degrees, and 
Henry H. King, president and chief 
operating officer of Texas Eastern 
Corporation, who received the honorary 
Doctor of Laws degree and who gave 
the Commencement address. 

He shared with the graduates his 
secrets for success: 
" 1 . You must be willing to pay the price 

... Whatever extra you give to your 

work and your community will pro- 

Henry H. King 

duce returns tenfold. It always does. 
"2. Only faith, hope, and love don't 

change. Change is inevitable and 

"3. There's no quick joy ride to riches 

and power unless you inherit them 

Trying - and sometimes failing - is 

the only way you learn. 
"4. There's not much time ... Use your 

precious time for positive thoughts 

and please don't waste time on the 


"5. Be a dreamer ... Reach out, dream the impos- 
sible and try to leave the world something 


"6. Whatever the work assigned, look beyond 

the task that has to be done and try to see all 

the opportunities that are there. Do the work 

faster and better than was expected ... Maintain a 

commitment to excellence, and it will show in all 

you do. 

"7. There are some personal qualities necessary for 

success - integrity ... courage and good manners ... 

You need to be tough, but balance firmness with 


"8. You are not alone on this earth ... The 

success you achieve in your relationships 

with fellow human beings is the single 

most misunderstood challenge in the 

"What matters," Dr. King said, "is 
how we use our talents to the 
maximum and then how we cope 
with adversity when it comes ... We 
don't know what the future holds; 
that's what makes it so great. But 
one thing is certain. You have a 
choice. Only you can decide to be 
happy, successful, healthy, and pro- 
ductive to society. 
"Welcome to the real world. It's 
wonderful, so believe in yourself, and 
drink life to the last drop. 
"We wish you good health, someone 
to love, and a zest for living Go forth in 
peace and be of great courage, for you 
are our hope of the future." 

'84 graduates Martha Peacock and her grand- 
father Russell Barrow. 

Behind the scenes ... Virginia Shehee, President 
Donald Webb, the Rev. Lea \oyner. 

Polly Greve '84, Bert Greve '47 and the next 
generation of Brown family to attend Centenary. 

Highlights of 1983-84 . . . seventh consecutive balanced budget . . . seventh and eighth 
endowed academic chairs, established in memory of Ed and Gladys Hurley and in honor of 
Dr. Mary barters.. . more than $1,281,000 in annual operating gifts.. . $40 1,000 m 
decimal gifts from the Louisiana Methodist Conference . . . campus beautification tops 
$1 ,000,000 . . . over $450,000 in scholarship aid, including a total of $88,000 from the 
Church in scholarship support . . . renovation of the Choir Loft and fourth floor of Mickle 
Hall, damaged by an opening day fire; a new ceiling and floor in the Gold Dome . . . 
$2,000,000 added to the endowment, raising the total endowment to $20,000,000 ...for 
a total for the year of nearly $3,300,000! A healthy year, thanks to you). 

Dr. Donald Webb 

Developing mindpower is what 
Centenary does best. Since 1825, 
Centenary College has helped produce 
some of our country's finest mind- 
power in the person of top business 
leaders including the president of Shell 
Oil Co., a senior vice president of 
Exxon, the chief executive officer of Bird 
& Son, and countless professionals who 

make significant contributions to the 
life and well-being of our nation. 

An unrestricted gift to the Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund ensures 
Centenary's role in developing mind- 
power to its fullest potential. Your tax 
deductible gift is evidence of your 
support of Northwestern Louisiana's 
greatest natural resource. 


Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund by Classes 

June 1, 1983 -May 31, 1984 

Number of 


Number of 



Alumni Donors 

$ Total 


Alumni Donors 

$ Total 



$ 25.00 



$ 4,81950 






1,473 50 


















1 40.00 









28, 1 30.00 






3, 1 44.00 



1 ,004.00 


















2,414 00 












10,589 43 






1,337 50 









1,993 19 












1,866 50 





















































































The gifts of alumni trustees are included with the trustees category below, but are also listed with their classes above. 

The 1983-84 Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund 
and $100,000 Challenge 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund are unrestricted and are 
used for the ongoing operating expenses of the College. These totals 
reflect cash contributions between lune 1, 1983 and May 31, 1984 
which is Centenary's fiscal year 

The Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund Volunteer Leadership 


$ 16,593.31 


$ 3,156.50 

Totals do not include gifts to The President's Matching Fund. Some 
donors who contribute generously to this fund are alumni 

Top Ten Classes 

1. 1936 

2. 1929 

3. 1944 


5. 1943 

20 88,401.50 
8 28,130.00 

27 18,503.42 

4 14,910.00 

21 13,369.00 

6. 1937 

7. 1966 
8 1948 
9. 1945 

10. 1949 



10,589 43 



6,792 50 


Banking & Investments 
Oil, Gas & Energy 
Retail, Sales & Services 



Chairman, Development 

William G Anderson 

W Kirby Rowe, |r. 

lames R. Mitchell '64 

lohn David Crow 

Don H. Duggan H82 

Tom Ostendorff, III 

Herman Williamson 

Tommy Stinson 

lack M. Elgin '44 

George D. Nelson H70 
H. Blume lohnson '36 


Alums in charge 

Eneile Cooke Mears '66 began ]une 1 
as president of the Centenary College 
Alumni Association along with vice 
presidents Michele Armstrong 
Q-Petersen 74, alumni activities; Shayne 
Ladner '80, development; Vickie Moore 
Young 75, communications; Becky 
Wroten Gerardy 73, enrollment, and 
Betty McKnight Speairs 78, career 
planning and placement. Shayne Ladner 
has also been named president-elect. 

New board members include Julia 
Ann Hamiter Andress '63; Gordon N. 
Blackman, Jr. '80; Wally Burge 70; Mary 
Tullie Wyrick Critcher '68; Sharon Lee 
Duhon 70; Wayne Hanson '51; Steve 
Heard 72; Jeff Hendricks 75; David 
Henington '82; Sylvia Snyder Lowe 71; 
Sue Goldstein Rubenstein '60; and Judy 
Thurmon Butcher '62. 

The Alumni Association meets 
regularly to plan and execute events 
such as Alumni Weekend and 
Homecoming and to help select Alumni 
Scholars, Outstanding Teacher, and the 
Hall of Fame recipient. Persons 
interested in working witht the Alumni 
Association should contact Nancy Porter 
Gerding '82, director of alumni relations. 

Shayne Ladner '80, Eneile Cooke Mears '66 

Twice is nice for Earle Labor 

For the second time Dr. Earle Labor 
was named Outstanding Teacher at 
Centenary College. 

Dr. Labor has taught English at 
Centenary for over 20 years; he has also 
taught at Adrian College; the University 
of Wisconsin, where he earned his Ph.D.; 
Southern Methodist University; the 
University of Aarhus, Denmark, and Utah 
State University. 

He has won several NEH (National 
Endowment for the Humanities) grants 
and the Henry E. Huntington Library 
Research Fellowship, and was selected 
to the Harvard Summer School Visiting 
Faculty Program. He holds membership 
in Omicron Delta Kappa and Phi Beta 

Dr. Labor has served in various 
offices of the College English 
Association (CEA), including the 
presidency, and was the recipient of the 
first Distinguished Service Award 
presented by the national group. 

Internationally known as an expert 
on lack London, Dr. Labor has written 

and edited numerous books on London, 
including one published this spring. He 
has also been nominated for the 
Outstanding Teacher Award presented 
by the Council for the Advancement and 
Support of Education (CASE). 

Start the presses 

The Office of Alumni Relations has 
begun work with The Harris Publishing 
Company to publish a new alumni 

It will provide a complete listing of 
all living alumni with current addresses 
including a biographical sketch on each 
alumnus with name, class year, 
degree(s), residence address and tele- 
phone number, and business or pro- 
fessional information where available. 

The first questionnaire will be 
mailed from Centenary in December, 
1984, and the directory is expected to 
have a fall, 1985, delivery. 

Plan ahead 

Here they are - the class reunions 
for next summer, 1985. Mark your calen- 
dars now and plan to attend. 

1979-80-81 5th reunion 

1975 . 10th reunion 

1960 25th reunion 

1954-55-56 30th reunion 

1935 50th reunion 

Please contact Nancy Porter Gerding 
'82, director of alumni relations, if you 
can help with the festivities. 

Catch the pride 

Centenary's new slide show, "The Pride 
Is Catching," has won a Silver Screen 
Award at the 17th Annual International 
Awards Competition of the U.S. 
Industrial Film Festival. There were 
nearly 1 ,000 entries from 1 5 nations; 
only 7.3 percent of the entries received 
recognition. The slide show was 
produced by Tom Colvin of Soundcept, 
under the direction of the offices of 
admissions and public relations, 
lohn Woods '43 attended the May 18 
banquet in Chicago to accept the award 
for the College. 


Centenary College vocal students 
won the majority of prizes given at the 
North Louisiana district of the National 
Association of Teachers of Singing 
(NATS) vocal competition held at 
Louisiana Tech in Ruston. There were 95 
students from colleges and universities 
in North Louisiana competing. 

Winners from Centenary included 
Kim Harrison first place, Freshmen 
women; Tommy laynes and Adam Myers 
a tie for first place, Freshmen Men; Lori 
Martin first place, Libby Rogers second 
place, and Traci Mendel third place, 
Sophomore Women; Dan Smalley first 
place, Sophomore Men; Suzi Corley 
second place, lunior Women; Don 
Brazile first place, lunior Men; Cheryl 
Dring, first place, Senior Women, and 
Carolyn Garison, music librarian at 
Hurley, first place, Advocational 

Dan Smalley is a student of William 
Riley, and the rest of the winners are 
students of Gale Odom. 

More winners 

Dr. Barrie Richardson, Dean of the 
School of Business at Centenary 
College, and lanie Flournoy, director of 
public relations, have won a Special 
Merit Award for the Centenary Exchange, a 
quarterly newsletter for area business 
men and women. 

The national competition is 
sponsored by the Council for the 
Advancement and Support of Education 
(CASE), and the newsletter competed 
against other publications from 
hundreds of colleges and universities 
across the country. Dr. Richardson and 
Mrs. Flournoy were cited for their 
superior use of limited resources. 

The Centenary Exchange is published 
by Centenary College to present 
practical and relevant ideas which will 
help its readers become more effective 
and efficient managers. It includes 
quizes on creative thinking and on time 
management, and hints for employee 
motivation, better communication, 
management, and more. The Exchange is 
mailed free of charge to over 3,000 
professionals in the Shreveport-Bossier 
area and has been reprinted for use by 
large employee groups. Persons 

interested in being added to the mailing 
list should contact the School of 
Business at Centenary College, 869-5 141. 

The Special Merit Award will be 
officially announced at the CASE Annual 
Assembly and IDEA EXPO |uly 8-12 in 
Chicago, III. 

History of sixes 

As Centenary College approaches 
the beginning of its 160th year as a 
liberal arts college and its 76th year 
located in this northwest Louisiana City, 
President Donald A Webb can look back 
on his last six years with pride - and 
perhaps a little supersitition. 

He began his term of office with a 
six-point plan called "EQUIPS," 
designed to change the course of the 
financially struggling college. The plan is 
working: Centenary has had a balanced 
budget for the last six years; enrollment 
has increased some six percent; and six 
endowed academic chairs have been 
established since 1976. 

While the power of the sixes is 
working for the college, sometimes it 
can play tricks. "When I first came to 
Centenary," smiled the Welsh President 
Webb, "I was six-feet tall. Now I'm only 

East meets West on campus 

East and West will meet more often, 
thanks to Centenary College of 
Louisiana and Kang-Nam College in 
Gyeonggi-Do, Korea. 

The two colleges have agreed to an 
exchange program - primarily for faculty, 
but also available to students. 

The program, which will begin in 
January, 1985, will work like this. 

Centenary may invite each year, for 
one semester, one of Kang-Nam 
College's professors as a visiting re- 
search professor. Centenary will provide 
an office, room and board, privileges at 
Magale Library, and assistance to visit 
American homes for his or her contact 
and understanding of American culture 
and customs. The professor will not 
teach but will give special lectures, 
including some open to the public. 

The Centenary professor visiting at 
Kang-Nam College will teach in English 
up to ten 50-minute sessions per week 
for one semester. (This will greatly 
enhance the Korean students' study of 
English as a second language! 
Kang-Nam College will provide an 
apartment, round-trip air fare, and a 
stipend of $900 per month. If the visiting 
professor has an international drivers 
license, Kang-Nam College will also 
provide a car. 

In place of a full-time visiting 

professor, Centenary may send a short- 
time visiting professor, usually in the 
middle of lune for a period of up to four 

The agreement was made recently in 
Korea by President Donald A Webb and 
Chungsun Moses Lee, president of 
Kang-Nam College. Dr. Webb described 
Kang-Nam as a very good private 
college of about 4,000 students, located 
near Seoul in the beautiful countryside. 

Dr. Webb's trip was concluded with a 
few days in Tokyo, where he began talks 
with Aoyama Gakuin University to set 
up a summer program for faculty and 
students in international studies in 
economics, business, and politics. These 
preliminary plans will be turned over to 
the Southern Colleges and Universities 
Union (SCUU), of which Centenary is a 
member and which co-ordinates other 
such programs including summer 
studies at Oxford University and the 
University of London. It is hoped that 
the Tokyo program will be finanized and 
operative by the summer of 1985. 

"Both programs are ideal oppor- 
tunities for us to broaden our academic 
development," Dr. Webb said "and they 
also provide the opportunity to help 
promote better international 

C Low Jr. 



J.C Love Fund 

A surprise announcement from 
Centenary College President Donald A 
Webb made Honors Convocation on 
May 3 even more memorable. 

Dr. Webb announced the establish- 
ment of the |.C. Love Ministerial 
Dependent Fund, a gift to the College 
from the family of f.C Love, |r. 

Income from the fund will be used 
to award four full-tutition scholarships 
at Centenary to outstanding Methodist 
Ministers' Dependents. Eligible students 
must have a 3.0 or better or a 1250 SAT 
or better. The hope is to have a I.C Love 
Scholar in each class. 

Also to be awarded each year will be 
Ministers' Dependent Grants, which will 
be called I.C Love Grants. 

Traditionally, the College has been 
distinctive in its ministry to the Church 
by awarding grants (this year $1350 per 
annum each) to full-time students who 
are dependent either on Methodist 
ministers of the Louisiana Conference or 
on ministers of other denominations 
who serve in Louisiana's Fourth 
Congressional District. The fund will 
undergird this program and ensure its 
healthy continuance. 

I.C Love, Jr.. who died June 22, 1981, 
was a member of the Centenary College 
Board of Trustees and was an active 
layman in the United Methodist Church. 
In 1956 he was awarded the honorary 
Doctor of Humane Letters degree by 

"We are indeed fortunate," said 
Dr. Webb, "that we can celebrate this 
new, strong, beautiful link which joins 
together the Church and the College." 


Wllard Cooper, Bruce Mien 


are it! 

For half a century, the Departn;, 
Art has been an integral part of th 
liberal arts picture at Centenary Q 

And in those 50 years, only tw<i 
have chaired the program, one a I 
of the other. 

Established by Gladys Morgan, 
department soon came under the 
manship of Don Brown, who mou 
and shaped the program for some 
years. Today Willard Cooper, a 47 
graduate of Centenary and studenj 
Don Brown, is at the department's; 
with one of his former students, B! 
Allen 75, as assistant professor. 

Traditionally we've taught dravi 
painting, print-making, and art his 
said Professor Cooper. "With Bruo 
are expanding into sculpture and 
pottery. This will offer our art stud, 
an opportunity to move in differer 

Not a training ground for com. 
mercial artists or advertisers, the | 
the department is to give art majc 
sound training in the basics and t 
encourage creative thinking, prodil 
knowledge, and appreciation amo 

Required courses include stud 
courses, a survey history of art, pr: 
making, materials and techniques! 
aesthetics (a philosophy course), j 
foreign language through the inte 
mediate level. Two lanuary Interiir 
courses are required "of all Centen 
students; with approval Bruce hof 
team-teach a course this year on 
history of rock and roll. His emph] 
will be on posters and album col 
with a look at MTV. Other courses 1 
included tours of British cathedra 
museums; travel and study in Ma 
and myths and legends in art. 

"We also work closely with 
Centenary's Department of Educai 
Mr. Cooper said. "We offer art edti 
courses required for elementary af 
secondary teachers, both of whicr 
taught by Barbara Dupree, a mem 
the part-time faculty." She joins I 
Sutton, who teaches Interior Desi. | 
Decoration, and Neil Johnson, wh 
teaches photography. 



s. Dupree also works in 
lary's Meadows Museum of Art, 
houses a rare collection of works 
I Despujols, a gift of the late Algur 
adows. "We like to use the 
im as well as the works houses in 
agale Library and Hamilton Hall 
:aching collection," Mr. Cooper 
ted. "This is one of the largest 
5 collections in the South." 
jdents have opportunities to serve 
ator assistants and/or docents at 
iseum. And, coincidentally, Bruce 
e original student assistant to the 
r at the museum. He helped 
the first exhibit, 
her local museums and the 
ell Garden and Art Center are 
Dr field trips. A highlight of the fall 
ter is a jaunt to the Red River 
a six-day festival of the arts on 

jdents are also given opportunities 
st community organizations with 
rt needs, lust this year art major 
Robinson painted a mural at Noel 
rial United Methodist Church, 
ted and repaired panels on a fleet 
cs, and helped a group of Girl 
execute paintings on a con- 
Dn barrier in downtown Shreveport. 
e a well-used studio, the facilities 
Art Department are spread out. 
d on the third floor of lackson 
e offices, a lecture room, the slide 
and a studio for painting and 
g. The printmaking studio has 
noved to the basement of lackson 
> make room for a teaching 
3m on the third floor. Pottery and 
are are taught in classrooms in 
5 Gym. "It's really not a problem," 
3oper. "We would rather have 
: acilities and have them spread out." 
nust be working. Mr. Cooper 
many alumni who are well- 
locally, regionally, and in some 
nationally. They are artists, art 
prs, set designers, carpenters, 
)r advertisers, and, in one case, a 

ntinuity and creativity - partners 
'Department of Art at Centenary. 

Neil Johnson 

Darkroom built 
for department 

When the new teaching dark- 
room is completed on the third 
floor of Jackson Hall, Centenary 
will have something to brag about. 

The facility will include four 
stations with Bessler enlargers and 
other comparable equipment. A 
light-tight room in the comer wili 
provide space for loading film. 

"We've been working on 
getting this for about a year," said 
Neil Johnson, photography 
instructor. "The finished product 
will be very nice for the school." 

Up to this time, photography 
students have used slide film to 
shoot classroom assignments. "In 
the new course, we will use all 
black and white film and learn the 
techniques of developing and 
cropping," Neil said. 

Persons interested in taking 
the photography course should 
contact the Office of Admissions. 
Enrollment is limited. 


What do you count as being among 
the really important events in your life? 
Those things, activities, occurences that 
have a long lasting effect on your life. 

Where does Centenary rank in that 
list? You did include Centenary, didn't 
you! Shouldn't you? 

As alumns we each had different 
experiences during our time at 
Centenary. But as different as music is 
from government or biology from 
theatre, we all share a common bond. 
Whether we were Greek or GDI, ROTC or 
Choir, town student or in the dorm, we 
share a special relationship. 

Whether we are in our 60s or were in 
a class from the '60s, we each can relate 
to the other as friends, brothers or 
sisters, classmates, and especially 

What we have in common is 
CENTENARY - a place, a tradition, an 
ideal in learning. What we also have is 
an OPPORTUNITY - an opportunity to 
help shape the future, to affect the type 
of institution it continues to be; to 
insure that it CONTINUES to provide 
he quality experience that we had the 
opportunity to receive. 

lust WHO will determine the future 
of CENTENARY? The President, the 
faculty, the trustees and the students 
will have a great effect. BUT we as 
ALUMS have the greatest opportunity. 
To be involved in an on-going, day-to- 
day relationship with the college and its 
students, to participate in the life of the 
institution, to work to raise funds for its 
operation, and to help shape the 
directions of the institution itself. 

In a way, we alums are Centenary. 
We who attend classes and receive our 
degrees, who support the college 
financially and recommend students, 
who attend basketball games and plays 
... it is we, who are responsible ... and 
who must meet the challenge. 

As alums we have a great oppor- 
tunity, to give back in small measure to 
that which has given us much ... 
CENTENARY. Not only financial support 
but also support in person, in sugges- 
tions and in demanding that Centenary 
be all it should be, both today and for 
the future. 

I count Centenary as an important 
event in my life. 1 hope you will join me 
in that thought. 

Tom Burton 71 


Alumni Association 


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Robert E. Witt 

Shreveport oilman Robert E. Witt, the newest 
member of the Board of Trustees at Centenary, is 
also a poet. He has written two books of poetry; 
Another Autumn and Other Poems and Indian Summer and More. 

Mr. Witt was born and raised in El Dorado, and 
was educated in Arkansas schools. He earned both 
the bachelor's and master's degrees from the 
University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. 

He worked for Lion Oil Company for many years 
before forming Witt Oil Production Inc. in 1957 for 
which he continues to serve as president. He holds 
membership in the American Petroleum Institute, 
Independent Petroleum Association of America, 
Association of Asphalt Paving Technologies, the 
Shreveport Chamber of Commerce, and the Episcopal 
Church. He is also a member of the Corporation of 
Warner Brown Hospital in El Dorado. 

Mr. Witt is a former trustee of the University of the 
South in Sewanee, Tenn., and of the Episcopal 
Seminary of the Southwest in Austin, Texas. 

William Hutchinson ]ackson 

William Hutchinson lackson returns to the Board 
of Trustees after one year's absence. 

A senior vice president of Commercial National 
Bank in Shreveport, he is a graduate of Duke 
University, where he was tapped for membership in 
Omnicron Delta Kappa and named to "Who's Who 
Among American Colleges and Universities." He also 
attended the School of Banking of the South and the 
New York University Graduate School of Business 

Mr. lackson has been very active in community 
organizations serving in leadership roles in Downtown 
Shreveport Unlimited, the Better Business Bureau, 
American Red Cross, Holiday in Dixie, Shreveport 
Opera, United Fund, Goodwill, Family Counselling 
and Children's Services, and the Boy Scouts of 
America. He is a past chairman of Centenary's Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund. A member of the First 
Methodist Church, he is former chairman of the 
Administration Board and a member of the Finance 




FRANK BOYDSTON, Class Agent for the 
Classes for 1924-1929 mentioned that SUE 
BARNETTE (Emily Sue Cuples) '28 was se- 
lected as the Resident of the Year in the 
Independent Living Area of the Shreveport 
Live Oak Retirement Home. Sue's college 
room mate and sorority sister OTIS JORDAN 
SW ANSON '28 is also a resident of Live Oak. 

Active gerontologist and retired professor 
DR. CLAUDE CHADWICK '27 spoke at the 
"Roaring Twenties" reunion luncheon on 
health and proper foods with tips on how to 
eat on 50 cents a day. 

joying a quiet life in New Orleans after re- 
tiring from the Caddo Parish school system 

gards to all and mentions that his children 
attended Centenary: Mary Elizabeth '47 and 
Clarence Jr. '64 

WARRENA TATE WHITE '21 wrote that 
she had a career of high school teaching in 
Louisiana with a degree in library science 
and a masters in education. She married 
Walter White in 1926, and they had one son, 
and now there are three great-grandchildren. 
Warrena and her husband traveled exten- 
sively throughout the world. Since his death 
in 1979 she has continued visiting foreign 
places and recently attended a Daughters of 
the American Revolution convention in 

In his letter WILLIAM L. PLATT '29 said, "I 
greatly enjoyed Centenary and feel my exper- 
iences on the campus was the turning point 
in my life." 

JULIA LEGERE PULLEN '26 and her hus- 
band have lived in California for 47 years. 
They have three children, seven grand- 
children, and two great-grandchildren. She 
taught in the Los Angeles City elementary 
schools for 1 7 years, and is an active member 
of United Methodist Church of Maywood and 
its women's groups, and of the P.E.O. Sister- 
hood having been a member for 58 years 


1932 Class Agent CHARLES RAVENNA 
received a note from KATHRYN GOODNESS 
telling him that she has been working as a 
bookkeeper for 40 years for the Shreveport 
firm of Hargrove, Guyton, Ramey and Barlow. 

1933 Class Agent ISABELLA LEARY has 
been elected secretary to the Highland 
Restoration Association in Shreveport. 

ALG1E BROWN 1943 Class Agent heard 
from KARL TOOKE '34, who said that he was 
glad to get information about "some of my 
favorite people" via the Class Agent letters. 
Karl served in Louisiana as a Methodist 
Pastor, District Superintendent, and 
Conference Director of Stewardship for 25 
years, then with the General Board of 
Admissions in New York for seven years. 

From Studio City, Calif., MAURYNE 
BATSON WELLS '34 writes that she married 
lames H Wells,, moved to New Orleans 

where Jim finished Tulane University Medical 
School, then to Calif, and "reared six 
children," most of whom attended USC |im 
died in 1963, and she went back to UCLA for 
several years. 

Crowley married Centenary alum MURPHY 
BUCHANAN after getting her library degree 
from LSU. They had three daughters, and she 
is now the proud grandmother of six grand- 
children. Daughter Alice Ann and her hus- 
band, Dr. Robert Schwendimann, are both 
Centenary graduates 

From Houston comes a note from 
CHARLIE BEAUCHAMP '34 and his wife, 
MARTHA Charlie retired from Columbia Gas 
Company at the end of 1981 and "except for 
some limited consulting, have done little 
except play golf." 

From the Class of '35 EDITH BAILEY 
BARISAS writes that she and BERNARD have 
moved to Ft. Collins, Colo, where their son, 
George, lives. Son George and wife Deborah 
attended an international science convention 
in Spain last year and traveled into several 
European countries, winding up in England 
for a reunion of Rhodes Scholars of Oxford. 
They were entertained by the Queen at her 

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lanuary 16, 1984 


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April 1984 


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November 19, 1983 


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February, 1984 


December 30, 1983 

palace. Edith and Bernard travel extensively 
to FFF conclaves. During spare time Bernard 
straightens his fly-fishing equipment and 
Edith writes her family's history and son 
George's biography 

AC HARDMAN '36 is enjoying semi- 
retirement after turning the management of 
C C Hardman Company in Shreveport over 
to his son, Ralph 

FRANK |. LENTO '36 writes from Fontana, 
Calif., that he has been living there 31 years. 
He has been associated with steel mills since 
leaving Centenary. His wife, NATALIE, has 
been employed at a state hospital near their 
home. He is a choir member in the 
Community Congregational Church and they 
enjoy all news about old friends. 

MILDRED GATTI SCOTT '36, who com- 
piled all these notes, wrote that she had 
been contacted by several old friends of 
Sarah Scott Thompson, who are trying to 
locate information about her Anybody have 
anything to share? 


Agent received a nice note from IULIA 
GAYLE WILLIAMS. She and SO are retired 
and spend their summers in Estes Park, Colo. 

O.A and BET PYNES wrote that they 
have three children and four grandchildren. 
The latest is a little boy born Dec. 2. They are 
planning an extended trip this summer to 
Chicago and Niagara Falls. 

1944 Class Agent BILLYE LOVELADDY 
HARRIS received word from LUCRET1A 
KLOCKENKEMPER '44 that her husband 
"KLOCK" retired from the Navy and dabbles 
in real estate, while she enjoys musical 
organizations and teaches piano privately at 
home. Their children are grown, and they are 
now living in Pensacola, Fla 

Billye also heard from ELIZABETH "LIZ" 
"DAVE" LIDE '48 of Lake Lure, N.C. where 
they are entering "a new phase - all the 
children are gone." Dave had a heart attack 
in 1981 and is back to a stable life. They plan 
on selling their lakefront house and moving 
up the hill to the cabin where Dave's parents 
lived for many years. 

WILLIAM E McCLEARY '48 will be the 
associate librarian at Louisiana State 
University - Shreveport in charge of con- 
gressional depository collection of federal 
publications. He joined the LSU-S staff in July 
1967 at its opening. 


Dr. CHARLES H. HAYDEN '54 retired 
from the U.S. Public Health Service in 
February in Overland Park, Kan He received 
his DDS degree from Loyola of New Orleans 
and taught for five years in the Loyola School 
of Denistry 

1955 Class Agent MITZ1 PERRY heard 
from KENNON MOODY, who is the Dean of 
Community Services at Dutchess Community 
College He and his wife, MARY, live in 
LaGrangerville, NY., with two children, Laura, 
a junior at Swarthmore College, and David, a 


graduate. Mary serves as director of volunteer 
services at St. Francis Hospital. 

PAULA SNELLING SMITH '55 wrote that 
after living most of the 30 years in the Pacific 
Northwest, she and BOB decided to bring 
their son, Michale, to Tyler, Texas, to enjoy 
living in the South. Besides taking graduate 
courses and substitute teaching, Paula enjoys 
buying and selling antiques. 

LANN1E WALKER '55 is in Ft. Worth, 
where he is an engineering specialist at 
General Dynamics. He has joined the home 
computer craze, along with his wife and their 
five children. 

Lannie also wrote that he heard at the 
Haynesville High School reunion that 
GEORGE NEILD '55 had died. He also said 
picture in "Time" not too long ago. 

IOHNNY COMER '55 is in Phoenix at the 
Desert Chapel Church of Christ. 

CARL "TEX" MITCHELL '55 has moved to 
Aspen, Colo, with his wife, SHERRIE, and 
children Denise, 23, Mark, 17, and Amy, 12. 
He is semiretired and manages his business 
from there. 

MARGARET TEAGUE, 1956 Class Agent, 
updated their class. BETTY B. ROBINSON '56 
lives in Atlanta and is into her 21st year of 
teaching fifth graders. Husband BILL is vice 
president of Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA in 
charge of insurance and properties. He was 
recently honored by the Georgia Legislature 
for his 30 years service to the YMCA They 
have three children: Sarah lane, who 
graduated from Medical College in Augusta 
and is a neo-natal nurse; Patty, who teaches 
first grade, and Alan, who is a senior at 
Georgia Tech. VERNON SANDERS '53 is their 
family doctor. She wrote that PAUL "BUDDY" 
and STELLA LOWE '55 both teach in Atlanta. 

has been appointed national director of 
chapter operations of the Leukemia Society 
of America. Prior to his promotion, he has 
been the Society's national associate cam- 
paign director, and has over 28 years of 
experience with voluntary health organi- 
zations. He and his wife, Frances, reside in 
Burlington Township, N.J. Chicosky is a mem- 
ber of the National Society of Fund Raising 


E. WAYNE ADCOCK '61 celebrated three 
graduations in four days in his family. He re- 
ceived his Doctor of Ministry degree from the 
University of Dubuque Theological Seminary 
on May 19; daughter Beckie graduated as 
high school valedictorian, and son John 
graduated from the 8th grade. Wayne and his 
family reside on the campus of a liberal arts 
college in south central Missouri called the 
School of the Ozarks. 

1962 Class Agent )UDY BUTCHER heard 
Fe. Carol is the Guidance and Counseling 
Specialist for the New Mexico State Depart- 
ment of Education, and president of the 
Santa Fe branch of American Association of 
University Women. FRED '62 is an attorney 
specializing in tax law as a partner in the firm 
of Schwartz, Davenport and Schwendimann, 
sings in the church choir and is an elder in 
First Presbyterian Church. He serves on the 
board of New Mexico Community 
Foundation and is an active alumnus of the 
Graduate Institute of St. John's College. 

Offspring Amy and Paul are high school 

JOSPEH R WEST received a MS in 
Organic Chemistry from Southern Arkansas 
University in Magnolia. He has been super- 
visor of the Chemical/Metallurgical 
Laboratories at Morton Thiokil/Louisiana 
Division (Louisiana Army Ammunition Plant) 
for the past 1 1 years. He and Judith Christie 
West will celebrate their 25 wedding anniver- 
sary in December. They have two grown 
children, Deborah and Kimberly Gayle, and 
five-year-old Joseph Jr. 

secretary to the Chief of Staff of the Missouri 
National Guard. She wrote that she, Bill, and 
their two children have lived in five states in 
the last 20 years, but they are now settled in 
lefferson City, Mo. where Bill is the store 
manager for Sears. Bill Jr., is a sophomore at 
Westminster College, and Mary Ann is a 
junior in high school. JACQUE ROSETT 
DICKMAN '62 recently moved to the St. 
Louis area, and they have been able to renew 
old friendships. 

In Shreveport Class Agent HOYT D. 
BAIN's '63 newest projects as a realtor/ 
developer are the renovation of 3218 Line 
Avenue into a multitenant office building and 
downtown renovation of the old Ray 
Hardware Building on Texas Street into an 
historic and contemporary complex known as 
"Energy Square." 

'64 is practicing dermatology in New Orleans, 
and leading a Webelo Den. In April he was 
installed as president of Louisiana 
Dermatologic Society; he is also a member of 
the board of directors of the Metairie Family 

served for the past four years as General 
Advisor for the Beta Iota chapter of the Zeta 
Tau Alpha at Centenary. She taught elemen- 
tary school for three years and high school 
Spanish for six years. She is married to 
Shreveport attorney Lawrence K. McCollum, 
and they have two children, Bill, 15, and 
Charles, 3. 

JOUETT '63 wrote that they have been in 
Longview for the past eight years, where Jerry 
is the manager of Almand's Fine Furniture, 
and a member of the American Society of 
Interior Designers. Jerre is busy with volun- 
teer activities in the school system, their 
church and the local art museum. Son Jeff is 
a high school junior following in his father's 
footsteps as a varsity tennis player. Jason is a 
seventh grader and all-region band honor 
drummer. The family hosted an exchange 
student from Finland last year. Both Jerry and 
Jerre plan to go with the Choir Alum group 
on the European tour this summer. 

DR MOUZON BIGGS '62 is now in his 
fourth year as pastor of the Boston Avenue 
Church of Tulsa. He brought 14 years of 
religious broadcastng experience to Tulsa, 
and has established a television ministry 
every Sunday morning at 1 1 a.m. He co- 
authored the best selling book, Wnen You 
Graduate, and has written a new book Moments 
to Hold Closel He and his wife, Gayle, are the 
parents of one daughter, Allison, and two 
sons, Trey and Jason. 

"How to Look Successful and Improve Your 
Image With Color" at the Alumni College 
classes at Reunion Weekend in June. She is 

the owner of Image Improvement and works 
with color analysis programs and corrective 
skin care treatment services in Shreveport. 
Her husband, John (Buddy) is a plastic 
surgeon and owner of the Plastic Surgery 
Center, Shreveport's first same-day surgery 
facility, where Pat served as the office 
manager. They have five children. Kirk is 
attending Centenary; Cathey is a junior, and 
Ginger, a freshman at Baylor University. 
Margaret and Patrick are still at home. Buddy 
recently published a book entitled Mold Me, 
Shape Me which relates to their spiritual ex- 
periences over the last ten years. 


KLEIN E offers a Centenary applause to BILL 
AND SUE EVELETH SMITH on the birth of 
their daughter, Caroline Elizabeth - called 
Carrie Beth, on October 6, 1983. Congrats Bill 
and Sue - we know you are thankful for such 
a blessing! 

that she and husband ROGER have three 
children: Joshua Randall, 8; Megan Elizabeth, 
3; and Bret Michael, 1 1. Roger has his own 
law practice, and Kay is the assistant director 
of University United Methodist Day School. 
Kay says that KEN and META LYNCH 
WILLIAMSON '72 now live in Odessa, Texas. 
Ken works for Texas Commerce Bank, and 
Meta is teaching. They have two daughters; 
Rebecca, 8, and Rachel, 5. Kay also works 
with Centenary grad LINDA GARRETT 
WILKES BLANCHARD 72 at soccer practice, 
and crosses paths with neighbor MARK 
McMURREY 72 every now and then. 

husband PAUL now live in Bedford, Texas 
(between Dallas and Ft. Worth) and want to 
get together with other 'Nary folks in the 
DFW area. Paul is National Sales Manager for 
Tracor Westronics in Ft Worth, and Barbi is 
retired from elementary school teaching to 
care for their children, Steve, 6, and April, 4. 

citing news! She and her husband have just 
adopted a baby girl, who they proudly named 
Susan Marie. Shirley should be proud of her 
accomplishments these past ten years. She 
was elected Legal Secretary of the Year for 
1984 in Shreveport, and is presently a Loan 
Officer Assistant at Pioneer Mortgage 

TOM 74 and SYLVIA 73 GUERJN (What a 
fine letter printed out on their new micro- 
computer!) and Wilfred Lee, age 4, all live in 
St. Peters, Missouri, where Tom works for 
Aetna in their National Accounts Department. 
Before this professional transition from 
Psychology, Tom received a masters at 
Northwestern State University. 

SHIRLEY B. MILLER 74 sends exciting 
news to Class Agent MICHELE Q-PETERSEN 
that she will be getting married on July 13th! 
Before this big event, she will be traveling in 
Europe with the Centenary Alumni Choir 
Tour. Shirley most definitely has an exciting 
summer planned, but regrets deeply she was 
unable to attend our reunion. 

husband, JOHN 72, planned the highly suc- 
cessful Golf Tournament held on Friday, June 
22 during Alumni Weekend. At home, Missy 
has two boys, Jeffry, 7, and John-Gray, 3. She 


plays tennis, runs, and is involved in many 
projects both at Centenary and in the com- 
munity, and plans to teach in the fall. 

Class Agent |OE WALKER 75 heard from 
MARK FREEMAN 75, who is still working on 
his Ph.D. in biology at the University of 
Virginia. Mark wrote that RICHARD HILBORN 
75 is winding up a residency in orthopedics 
at Virginia and that MICHAEL BROWN 75 is 
in the urology residence at Duke. 

PAT NORTON 75 graduated from LSU 
Law School in 1979, and spent four years as 
an Assistant Attorney General prosecuting 
polluters in the Environmental Section of the 
Louisiana Department of lustice. Governor 
Edwin Edwards recently appointed her 
Secretary of the Department of Environmental 
Quality, a job which she finds exciting and 
challenging. Pat also has a five-year-old 
daughter named Sara. 

DR. PAM VAN ALLEN 75 wrote that she 
appreciated all those class agent letters! 

RON ATCHLEY 75 is vice president of 
sales for Scharff & lones, Inc., investment 
securities in New Orleans. He said that 
a pipe supply business in Baton Rouge. 

MISSY MOORE LEHNER 75 had a baby 
girl named Brooke Davis in December. Missy 
works in the geology department of 
Helmerich & Payne in lackson, Miss. 

RUSTY BENTLEY 75 and his wife, 
RAMON ALYNN, own "Innovative Ideas" in 
Shreveport, which deals with printing and 
advertising. He reported that CLARK McCALL 
75 is a substance abuse counselor for 
Webster Parish and works in Minden. Con- 
gratulations to RJCK AND ANN ("Green-0") 
RYBA! They are expecting their first baby at 
the end of the summer. 

1979 Class Agent KATHY KEYES of New 
Orleans writes that IOSEPH DOWLING 79 is 
serving as a pastor of Hampswaite Methodist 
Church in Yorkshire, England. He and 
CHRISTINA (married September, 1983) are 
copastors serving an internship and will re- 
turn to Methesco, Del., in September, 1984. 
Joe sends a special hello to Bert, Dick A, 
Anita, and Joe Donakey. 

LARRY HOLDER 79 writes that he is the 
pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church 
in El Reno, Ok. He and Molly (Mahome) are 
doing well. Molly is a Medical Social Worker 
at South Community Hospital in Oklahoma 
and they have a one-year-old daughter, 
Lauren Elizabeth. 

BRUCE STROTMAN 79 is serving as 
associate pastor at the Bethel United Church 
in Evansville, Ind. After leaving Centenary, 
Bruce went to Lancaster Theological 
Seminary in Lancaster Theological Seminary 
in Lancaster, Pa. He and Paulette were mar- 
ried in 1980 and after graduating (with 
honors) in 1982 Bruce started work at Bethel. 
In May 1983, they became proud parents of 
Heather Elizabeth. 

RICK SANDERS 79 writes that he is pre- 
sently studying at Virginia Theological 
Seminary for the ordained priesthood and 
will graduate in the spring of '85. He will 
return to the diocese of Mississippi to begin 
parish ministry in the Episcopal Church. He 
and NITA OATES will be married August 11, 
in St. Andrews Cathedral in Jackson, Miss 

THERESA R. DYKES 79 is taking her real 
estate exam and has a new job lined up in 

PAUL HARPER 79 is working on his 
masters degree in international management 

at the American Graduate School of Inter- 
national Management (Thunderbird) in 
Phoenix, An 

From the West Coast - ELAINE (Ades) 
CLARK 79 is a media buyer for an advertising 
gency in San Francisco. She is also doing 
voice-overs for commercials and trying to 
break into on-camera jobs. 

KAREN (Rogers) KIRSHENER 79 is in 
Baton Rouge. 

that she's finished course work for a masters 
in sociology and is now starting on a masters 
in library science at North Texas State 
University in Denton, Texas. 

MARSHALL TAYLOR'S 79 commercials 
with J. Walter Thompson Advertising Agency 
in New York will be judged in the finals of the 
CLEO Awards at Radio City Music Hall, and 
Marshall has been asked to judge another 
division of the CLEOs. 

MARK MESSINGER 79 is a flight 
attendant with Muse Air - based in Houston. 

ELAINE M. McARDLE 79 is now an 
attorney associated with the law firm of Clark, 
Thomas, Winters & Shapiro in Austin. 


In Little Rock MARY BEA THOMAS 80 is 
employed by the American Heart Association/ 
Arkansas, affiliate-regional director for Central 
Arkansas. She is working on a masters degree 
on voluntary agencies and has become a 
member of the Central Arkansas Audubon 
Society and the Arkansas Sierra Club 

BILLY CHANDLER '81 says he had a 
great 1983! He traveled a lot including trips 
to Illinois, Hawaii, and Massachusetts. In 
Chicago he was robbed at gunpoint but is 
now back safe and sound in California. He's 
taking acting lessons and putting them to 
good use. He worked on a TV movie with 
MELISSA SUE ANDERSON '81 on Harvard's 

baby boy on February 5th. His name is 
Andrew Zachary Golden. 

started a new job at M.D. Anderson doing 
cancer research. It's very challenging work. 

VICKIE RAINBOLT '81 is an Emergency 
Certification Specialist with the Louisiana 
OFS in Baton Rouge. 

DOUG MEYER '81 is the Children's 
Director of the First Methodist Church of 

ROBERT DARROW '81 has been pro- 
moted to position of general manager of the 
Cowboys Club and Restaurant in Bossier City. 

JEFF PITTMAN '81 is completing his 
thesis, which concerns rocks of southwestern 
Arkansas, for his masters degree in geology 
at SMU. "Tracking the Arkansas Dinosaurs," a 
report co-authored by Jeff and David D. 
Gillett, was the feature article in the March 
issue of The Arkansas Naturalist. 

Class Agent DAVID HENINGTON '82, who 
has recently elected to serve on the alumni 
board of directors, compiled the following 
news on the Class of 1982. 

JOHN H. ALLEN JR '82 is now a district 
supervisor in the Newspaper Production 
Company circulation department. 

Congratulations to FRAN STEVENS '82 
for passing the CPA exam Fran also bought 
a town house which she says will be big 
enough for her and "husband-to-be" HEWITT 
McCULLEN, a third year med student at LSU 

Fran works at Peat, Marwick and Mitchell in 

SHAY McNULTY '82 is working at St. 
Anthony of Padua in Eunice, La., as the 
youth director. She is also working on her 
masters from Loyola University. 

WILLIAM ANDERSON in December 1982 and 
were expecting their first child in March. 

KEN (ONES, an accountant at Heard, 
McElroy and Vestal October 1 , 1983. She 
hopes to pass the last part of the CPA exam 
in May. 

MARK EVANS '82 is the Youth/ 
Recreation Director at University United 
Methodist in Lake Charles, La. He will begin 
working on his masters in religious education 
at the Perkins School of Theology at SMU 

married ART GREENWOOD in August, 1982. 
They moved to England in July, 1983 and will 
stay until July, 1987. They both are in the Air 
Force and she is a pre-school teacher. They 
are enjoying their stay in England and plan 
to travel all over the country. 

SARA GILCHRIST '82 and husband GREG 
are expecting a baby in lune. She is teaching 
third grade at Forest Hill Elementary in 

LAURIE PULLEN '82 is teaching PE. to 
6th, 7th, and 8th graders and is also the 
tennis coach in Paris, Texas. She is working 
on her masters in physical ecucation at East 
Texas State University in Commerce, Texas. 

BRIGETTE GORT '82 is working for the 
U.S. Air Force as a Suggestion Program 
Manager/Secretary at Camp Amsterdam, 
Soestergerg, The Netherlnds. She is planning 
to get her masters in business (has even met 
a Centenary grad from 1956 in her class!) She 
got engaged in Paris recently to STEVE K. 

STEVE WREN '82 is a graduate assistant 
at the University of Arkansas. He is teaching 
weight training and working on his masters 
in sports management. 

BOBBY BOORAS '82 has been living in 
Dallas since lune of 1983. He married 
CHRISTIE MANOS November 26, 1983, and 
they are expecting their first child in early 
October. Bobby works for Management 
Systems Corporation leasing land for two 
bedroom condos, and Christie is an Adminis- 
trative Assistant for "D" magazine 

BRIAN INGALLS '82 is currently attending 
Southern Illinois University School of 
Medicine in Springfield, 111. He plans to 
graduate in 1987. 

MARK COOK '82 is getting his masters in 
Organ Performance at Rice University and 
will finish in December. He is the Organist/ 
Associate Music Director at River Oaks. In 
September he will be opening a full-time 
music studio. He will also be traveling to 
Europe this summer to accompany the 
Centenary Alumni Choir tour 

PARNELL HOLT '82 is the Fleet Manager 
at Superior Supply Col, and wife TERRI 
OATES HOLD is an accountant with 
Goodrich Oil Company Terri also passed two 
parts of the CPA exam and will take the 
remaining two parts in May. 

KEITH MCARTY '82 is the office adminis- 
trator for Greenberg, Fisk, and Fielder, 
Attorneys in Dallas, and also the business 
manager for the Dallas County Democratic 





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received her certification in library science in 
December 1983. She is working in the Law 
Library at LSU-BR Her husband, REX, is 
studying electrical engineering at LSU-BR. 

been working at the Office of Family Security 
(Terrebonne Parish) in Houma, La., since 
September. She is an eligibility worker and 
says "It's a lot of work - paper and otherwise, 
but I enjoy it." 

ROANNE LOWG STOW '82 and her 
husband, FRED, are expecting a baby in 
October. "We are really thrilled " 

'81 were married in June. She is teaching 
school in Bossier City and Pope is in dental 
school in Baton Rouge. 

working for the Federal Department of 
Education in lune 1982. Her office is in the 
heart of downtown Atlanta where she works 
in the research section of the Office of 
Student Financial Assistance She and RICK 
MAESER were married July 3 1 . 1983. He is the 
minister of St. Andrews United Methodist 
Church in Carrollton, Ga. and she has be- 
come a long-distance commuter to Atlanta, 
which is 50 miles away. 

DAVID KNIGHT '82 is teaching life 
science and coaching football, basketball, 
and track for the McGregor, Texas, 
Independent School District. 

KIRK LABOR '82 is currently at the 
University of Texas Medical Branch in 
Galveston and is ranked in the top 10% of his 
class. He also writes that STEVE PORTER 
and LINDA LUKEY PORTER are in Guadalajara, 
Mexico, where Steve is in medical school. He 
is currently ranked in the top 10% of his class 
also! He's working hard and doing very well - 
school - and otherwise. 

teaching school at Newton Smith Elementary 
and is busy with wedding plans for this 
summer. She is marrying BRIAN LOMBARD1NO 

CLOWER ('84) May 26 at First Methodist in 

ried PAUL E. EVANS in August 1983. She 
received her masters in Physical Education at 
Southeastern Louisiana University in 
Hammond. She is the elementary P.E. 
teacher at the Herndon Magnet School and 
is the Middle School girls basketball coach. 
Paul teaches math and computers and 
coaches football, basketball, and track at the 
Mooringsport Fundamental Middle School 
They are expecting their first child in August. 

SHEB ADK1SSON '82 is working in 
Washington, DC, as a staff assistant for 
Senator Jeff Bingaman from New Mexico. She 
is on the Governmental Affairs Sub- 
committee on Civil Service. 

HALLIE DOZIER is working in Equateur, 
Zaire, Africa, with the Peace Corps. She is 
teaching English in an all-girls Catholic high 
school She has been with the Corps two 
years and enjoying it so much, she has 
requested a one-year extension. 

MICHAEL E. RICKE '84 plans to attend 
Candler Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga. 

Stanton M. Frazar '56 and '82 (center) is congratulated by the faculty on an outstanding address at Founders' 
Day Convocation April 1 2. Frazar, who confessed to extending his college years as long as possible, urged the 
students to have fun in life, to really enjoy their work and leisure. While keeping his audience in stitches, Frazar 
made his message clear. "Life is too serious not to take lightly." 

Centenary's 24th Woodrow Wilson Visiting Felbw, Harold H. Saunders (right), is interviewed by George ]ones 
on "Live at Five" at the studio of KSLA-Channel 1 2, Shreveport's CBS affiliate station. Saunders, an expert in 
Middle East affairs spent a week on campus to bring the real world to the ivory tower. 



Quiz Bowl 

Centenary offers 
high schools 
chance to excel 

Religion study 
vital to 
liberal arts 

Bishop Underwood 
sets scholarships 

April 18 

"Founders' Day 
speaker is 
Dr. Frank Carroll 

Alumni tour at 
old campus is 
big success 

Our thanks to 
1983-84 donors 

Mrs. Zero (Suzanne Matheny) threatens her husband, Mr. Zero (Malcolm Wills) in the Centenary College 
production of THE ADDING MACHINE by Elmer Rice. The production won its state competition and goes ! 
this month to Fort Worth for the regional contest of the American College Theatre Festival ... and then perhaps i 
on the the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, where last year's festival entry was performed. 

On the cover 

The fall was absolutely glorious in Shreveport-Bossier this year, and the Centenary 
campus was ablaze with color. Improvements to the grounds continue via the Campus 
Beautification Committee including the landscaping of the entranceway by the Paul R. 
Davis family and the Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier; the establishment 
of a Louisiana native plant area, and the development of the Centenary campus as an 
arboretum. Future plans call for improving the Hargrove Memorial Bandshell. If you 
would like to participate in campus beautification, please call the Office of Public 
Relations at its new number, (318) 869-5028. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPS015560), lanuary, 1985, Volume 12, 
No. 3 is published four times annually in 
July, October, January, and April by the 
Office of Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary 
Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71 134- 
0188. Second Class postage paid at 
Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to Centenary, P.O. Box 
4188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-0188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
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High schools can excel in Quiz Bowl 



Margaret Cahn of KSLA Channel 1 2 in 
Shreveport interviews Centenary College 
President Donald Webb [right) at a final match 
of the Centenary-Fabsteel Quiz Bowl, while 
Centenary graduate * Peggy Miles {left) works 
at the camera. The 1985 Quiz Bowl matches 
will be aired on Channel 1 2 once a week on 
Saturdays beginning in early February. The 
friendly competition of quick recall for high 
school students in the Ark-La-Tex is now in its 
eighth season. 

* Peggy is now working at KWKH radio 

Students from over 30 Ark-La-Tex 
high schools will compete this month 
for half that number of openings for the 
1985 Centenary-Fabsteel Quiz Bowl 

Now in its eighth season, the Quiz 
Bowl is patterned after the national 
network program, the GE College Bowl, 
and is designed to provide recognition 
for outstanding scholars in our area and 
to afford viewers an opportunity to 
observe these keen young minds in 

Some 32 schools will be sending 
their Quiz Bowl teams to Centenary on 
January 12 for the preliminary 
elimination rounds. Winners will move 
into the playoffs which will be aired 
once a week on Saturdays from early 
February to late May. 

The programs are aired on KSLA-TV, 

Channel 12, the CBS affiliate in the Ark- 
La-Tex. Carl Pendley of Channel 12 will 
moderate the series, and Dr. Beth Leuck, 
Professor of Biology at Centenary, will 
serve as judge. 

The winning team on each program 
of the 1 5-week series will receive a $300 
scholarship to Centenary; the losing 
team will receive a $200 scholarship A 
team may obtain more than one 
scholarship for its school in subsequent 
playoff rounds 

All scholarships are funded by 
Fabsteel, Inc., whose CEO, Fletcher 
Thome-Thomsen, holds membership on 
Centenary's Board of Trustees. Fabsteel 
supplies structural steel 
platforms-ladders for the petroleum and 
chemical industry on a worldwide basis 
with headquarters in Shreveport. 


1979 - 

Quiz Bowl Winners 

Jesuit High School 1981 - Texas High School 
(now Loyola Prep) 1982 - Captain Shreve High School 
North wood High School 1983 - Texas High School 
Captain Shreve High School 1984 - Caddo Magnet High School 

Based on individual scores, a five- 
member All-Star team is selected at the 
end of the series. Each All-Star team 
member is recognized on the air after 
the final match game. 

"It is really competitive," said Eric 
Brock, a freshman at Centenary and a 
recipient of a Quiz Bowl scholarship. 
"And it gets more competitive the 
further you go. At First Baptist (Church 
School), we practiced as a team, 
meeting at lunch two or three times a 
week to go over questions — Trivial 
Pursuit type questions," he said. 

And while Eric didn't think it was 
"scary" being on television, he did say 
the lights were hot and glaring. 

"I'll be helping this year down at the 
studio," Eric said, "along with Tom Ufert, 
a sophomore, who was on the Loyola 
College Prep Quiz Bowl team and also a 
scholarship recipient. "We'll be helping 
with the technical end — scorekeeping, 
timing, that sort of thing. 

"Quiz Bowl — it's a really great 

Study of religion important to libel 

For most of its 160 years, Centenary 
College has included religion in its 

Today, those teachings are under the 
auspices of the Department of Religion, 
appropriately housed on the first floor of 
the R E. Smith Building. "Appropriately" 
because it was Dr. R E. Smith, Professor 
of Religion at Centenary from 1920 to 
1949, who gave the department its initial 
prominence on campus. 

Carrying on that tradition are Webb 
Pomeroy, T. L. lames Professor of 
Religion and 32-year veteran of the 
department; Don Emler, associate 
professor and department chairman, 
and Robert Ed Taylor, associate 
professor and College Chaplain. 

They are assisted by three part-time 
faculty members: Rabbi David Lefkowitz 

and Rabbi Richard Zionts, who teach 
courses in Judaism, and the Rev. Dave 
Stone, who teaches the Youth Ministry 

The department offers degrees in 
Christian education and in religion, as 
well as a pre-theological curriculum for 
students planning to enter seminary. 

Some 30 students currently list 
Christian education as their major; 10 
students are religion majors. Together 
they account for the fourth largest 
number of majors at Centenary 
following business, education, and 

"About 98 percent of our majors are 
also in the Church Careers program at 
one time or another," said Professor 
Taylor. The Church Careers program was 
founded 10 years ago as an 

autonomous program, but is located ir 
the Department of Religion. Christian 
education and religion majors find the 
Church Careers internships and field 
work to be valuable practical experienc 
which complements their classroom 

Most of the students in the 
Department of Religion are traditional 
18 to 22-year-olds, "but we do have a 
few older men preparing for the 
pastorate and quite a few adults 
auditing Christian education courses," 
Dr. Emler said. The students represent 
number of denominations, among thei 
Baptist, Presbyterian, Episcopal, 
Lutheran, Disciples of Christ, and not 
surprisingly, Methodist, the largest 

The professors agree that today's 

Religion grad writes Centenary history 

Stamina — Centenary College has it 
and so does Dr. Bentley Sloane '27. For 
over 50 years, he has been an active 
alumnus of Centenary, and during the 
past five years, he has researched, 
written, and edited the history of 
Centenary College in the 20th century. 
He hopes to dot the last "i" sometime 
in 1985 to coincide with the college's 
160th anniversary. 

"It was all George Nelson's idea," 
smiled Dr. Sloane during an interview in 
his office in the Smith Building. "1 
started right away, but I work 
intermittently because of my job as 
director of church placements with the 
Church Careers Program." 

Stacks of manila folders bulging with 
legal pads and notes fill Dr. Sloane's 
office. Working in the Cline Room (our 
College archives), he has gone through 
trustee minutes from 1900-1984; faculty 
and Louisiana annual conference 
minutes of the same time period; 
Congbmerates, and Yoncopins. And he has 
talked to hundreds of people to record 
their first-hand experiences at Centenary 
during those years. 

"I'm also reading as many 
Shreveport newspapers as I can," said 
the spry Dr. Sloane. "And that is a huge 
undertaking in itself." 

Uncovering little-known facts makes 
the laborious process really worthwhile. 

"One of the surprises was finding 
out that a Dr. W. E. Boggs, pastor of the 

First Methodist Church in Shreveport, 
was a prime mover to have the College 
moved from Jackson, La., to Shreveport 
in 1906. Dr. Boggs was actually elected 
"agent of the college," which means he 
was the acting president for the two 
years that Centenary was officially first 
located in Shreveport," explained Dr. 
Sloane. "But not much is known about 
Dr. Boggs; I'm trying to restore him to 
his rightful place." 

Other chapters in the book will cover 
the renaissance of Centenary College in 
the 1920s under the extraordinary 
leadership of Dr. George Sexton; the 
Glory Years in football with Coach Bo 
McMillan and his nationally known 
team; the Depression era; the Paul 
Brown era; the coming of )oe Mickle and 
his building program; the struggle in the 
'50s and '60s; the Dark Days of the 70s, 
and last, but not least, a chapter 
devoted to Dr. Donald Webb and the 
British Connection. 

With each chapter, Dr. Sloane sets 
the stage with highlights from 
international, national, and local events. 
"I want to show Centenary in relation to 
Shreveport-Bossier as well as the rest of 
the world," he said. 

When he finishes the text, Dr. Sloane 
will turn it over to Chairman of the 
Board George Nelson and College 
President Donald Webb. "I'm just writing 
it," said Dr. Sloane with a twinkle in his 
eye. "They can publish it!" 

Dr. Bentley Sloane '27 is busy on a book abi 
Centenary in the 20th century. 1/ any of the 
"old-timers" (his wrdsl) have any informatio] 
pictures, clippings, etc. to share, please contact 
Dr. Sloane at the College. He hopes to comph 
the book in 1985 to coincide with the College \ 
1 60th anniversary. 


students, though, have less knowledge 
of the Bible than students in the '50s. 
"Back then, they had some knowledge 
and were concerned," said Dr. Pomeroy. 
"Now they don't seem to have the 
knowledge . . . "and the most unlikely 
student will get turned on." 

The work of these professors reaches 
far beyond the classroom. In the past 
semester Dr. Emler led ten workshops 
from Florida to Texas, and finished three 
writing projects. Previously he has 
conducted two teacher education 
programs for B'Nai Zion Temple 
Currently, he is writing the International 
Lesson Series articles for the Louisiana 
Methodist Reporter. Dr. Emler serves as the 
hairman of the Louisiana Conference 
Board of Diaconal Ministry He is one of 
three Centenary faculty and staff 
members listed in Who's Who in the South 
and Southwest. 

Dr. Pomeroy teaches Sunday School 
Ht First Methodist Church in Shreveport, 
[/here he also produces videotapes of 
J>unday School lessons which are 
istributed and used in Methodist 
hurches throughout the South. He 
onducts two- and three-day seminars 
3r the community and then finds time 
3 teach six Bible courses each year He 
nd Dr. Emler have served as supervisors 
i the Drew University Doctor of 
Ainistries Program. 

In addition to his classroom 
caching, Professor Taylor serves as 
astor of the Longstreet- Stonewall 
Inited Methodist churches and is a 
lember of the Louisiana Methodist 
Conference Commission On the Role 
nd Status of Women. He is approaching 
is 25th year as College Chaplain, and 
as been the co-ordinator for Centenary's 
onvocation Series for as long as we 
an remember. He and Dr Pomeroy 
?rve on the District Board of Ministry 
5 candidacy supervisors for young men 
"id women who are candidates for the 

It's no wonder that the Board of 
igher Education and Ministry recently 
greed unanimously that the major in 
hristian education offered at Centenary 
lfills the criteria of the Division of 
iaconal Ministry for two of the four 
ertification Studies requirements for 
ssociate in Christian Education. 

"We're one of three undergraduate 
blleges with this designation," beamed 
r . Emler. "That's quite an honor." 

Special opportunities abound in the 
apartment. During this year's January 
terim, Dr. Emler will teach a class on 

Looking over some fan mail are full-time faculty in Centenary's Department of Religion, who include {left to 
right) Don Elmer Webb Pomery, and Robert Ed Jaybr. All three are listed in Who's Who in Religion, 1 986, 
a first for the department 

Christianity and the Arts. Past courses 
have included a trip to Biblical sites in 
Israel and Egypt and a trip to Florida, 
where students learned about Christian 
education out-of-doors. 

Through the department, a patron 
brought the nation's foremost experts 
on Islam to campus for a day-long 
seminar open to the community. And 
within the department, the use of audio- 
visual equipment is extensive. "We have 
really pioneered the use of videotape on 
campus," said Dr. Emler. "We tape the 
students in class as they teach, then 

students play it back so they can 
critique themselves. And we all have 
superb collections of slides and 
overhead projections which we use 
regularly," he said. 

Perhaps the department's success is 
based on the fact that the faculty all 
firmly believe that the study of religion 
is a key element of the liberal arts. Said 
Dr. Pomeroy, "It teaches you to think, to 
synthesize ideas, and to deal with life's 

What better foundation for 
Centenary's next 160 years? 

The Church Careers Program celebrates its \0th anniversary this year Blowing out birthday candles are 
{seated, left to right) Laura Ehrhardt, a student in the program, and Alicia Gaby, CSCC secretary, and 
{standing, left to right) Bert Scott, director of the program. A special celebration for all Church Careers students 
will be held April 12-14. For more information, please call the CSCC office (3 1 8) 869-5 1 56. 


Robert Ed Taylor 

In not too many months, Robert Ed Taylor '52 will begin 
his Silver Anniversary year as chaplain of Centenary College. 

"One of the most rewarding and exciting experiences of 
the chaplaincy at Centenary has been my involvement with 
students and faculty in the expression of their faith," said 
Robert Ed. "Particularly students are so much on the growth' 
edge that traditional answers and procedures often will not 
suffice. I have had to do a great deal of growing' and adapting 
in order to witness to the faith in this kind of situation. 
Teaching, counseling, leadership of worship— it has all been 
challenging in a positive sort of way." 

A native of Shreveport, Robert Ed was raised in West 
Monroe and returned to Shreveport to attend Centenary where 
he majored in religion and took an active role in campus life. 
He earned two graduate degrees from Perkins School of 
Theology at SMU, while serving as pastor to Methodist 
churches during and in between degrees. 

He began teaching religion at Centenary in 1961 and 
served as chairman of the department from 1975-83. In 1977- 
78 he served as acting dean and assistant to the President. 
Robert Ed has also served as director of church relations and 
director of the Church Careers Program, and has assisted the 
admissions office in recruiting. In 1976, he was selected 
Centenary's Outstanding Teacher. 

Robert Ed's local community work has included Open Ear 
and the Mental Health Association. He is a member of the 
Campus Ministry Association, the American Association of 
University Professors, and the American Academy of Religion. 
In addition to serving as the pastor of the Longstreet and 
Stonewall United Methodist Churches, he has produced 

audio-visual materials used by Methodist Church schools in 1 
several states. 

He and his wife, Norma Sue, have two children, Marshall 
Taylor and Libby Burkhalter, both Centenary graduates. 

Dr. Frank M. Carroll 
Founders Day Speaker 

On Thursday, April 18, Centenary College will celebrate 
both its heritage and the installation of Dr. Frank M. Carroll asjj 
the Ed and Gladys Hurley Professor of Music. The Founders' 
Day Convocation will be held at 1110 a.m. in Brown Memorial 
Chapel with luncheon following in Crumley Gardens. 

Since Dr. Carroll's arrival at Centenary in 1969 as Dean of 
the Hurley School of Music, significant things have happened. 
Enrollment of music students has doubled; one of the 
students was a national finalist in the Metropolitan Opera 
auditions and several others are state and regional winners in] 
vocal and piano competitions. 

Dr. Carroll has added new equipment to the department: | 
an electric music lab, new recording facilities in the recital halj 
new practice organ and pianos, new concert harpsichord, new j 
phonograph equipment for the music library, an electronic 
piano lab, and many new holdings for the library. 

New staff members include three with earned doctorates j 
and two with highly successful performing careers. They join 
the other professionals already on the staff. New programs 
include the opera theatre, Camerata (Chamber Singers), piancj 
and string pedagogy majors, the major in sacred music, and a | 
reorganization of the entire curriculum for B.M. andB.A program:; 

This is really something to celebrate— please join us! 


Church Council is pioneer program 

One of the most innovative pro- 
grams at Centenary College is the Cen- 
tenary Church Council. 

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Charles 
Simmons, then director of church 
relations at Centenary, the Council 
includes in its membership the Bishop 
of the Louisiana Annual Conference, the 
President of Centenary College, the 
district superintendents, and pastors 
and lay persons from throughout the 

"We are a church-related college, 
and we want the Church to feel that it is 
a college-related Church," said Dr. 
Donald Webb, president of Centenary. 
Response is also a word that comes to 
mind when thinking about working with 
the Council. We— the College— are 
showing ourselves to be responsible, 
while the Church is responsive — with 
students, scholarships, and decimal 

In its four and a half years of 
existence, the Church Council has 
accomplished much. 

lust in the last two years, some 53 
Church scholarships were established 
totaling $178,022.66. This is in addition 
to the decimal askings given by United 
JMethodist Churches. Many students 
have been recruited by Council 
members, and the College's continuing 
education programs for ministers and 
other church workers have increased in 
quality and popularity with ideas and 
expertise offered by Council members. 

Meeting twice a year on the 
Centenary campus, the Council hears 

Centenary College President Donald A Webb {left) is congratulated by Dr. Nancy Carruth and Bishop Walter 
Underwood on his election to the University Senate of the national United Methodist Church. Dr. Carruth, a 
Centenary trustee and former member of the Church Council, is also a member of the Senate where she serves 
as chairman of the division of higher education. Another trustee, George Schurman, is a member of the 
University Senate's board of chaplaincy. 

up-to-date reports from faculty, staff, 
students, and trustees. The meetings are 
chaired by the director of church 
relations — Kay Madden — and are 
structured, but not stilted. Dialogue is 
encouraged and takes place. 

Small group sessions are used to set 
goals and make plans to reach those 
goals. Centenary staff members stay in 
touch with Council members through 
visits, telephone calls, and 

correspondence to offer assistance in 
their volunteer efforts to carry the news 
of Centenary College back to their 
churches and districts. 

"The Centenary Church Council has 
paved the way in the 
College-Conference relationship," Dr. 
Webb said. "And more and more each 
day, I realize how important it is that we 
are a Methodist institution." 


Bishop Walter L. Underwood 

Dr. Donald A Webb 

Dr. II. Caraway 

Rev. Donald C Cottrill 

Miss Kay Madden 

Paul McDonald 

Dr. Samuel Walker 

Dr. Harvey Williamson 

Herman Williamson 

Dr. W. Odell Simmons 

Rev. Don McDowell 

Mrs. Fred C Davis 

A I. Williams 

Dr. Henry Blount 

Rev. Chris Andrews 

Cecil Read 

Justin Garrison 

Dr. Douglas McGuire 

Rev. Dwight Ramsey 
Dr. |ohn Cooksey 
Jack Dew 

Rev. William F. Mayo 
Rev. )immie Pyles 
Mrs. Paul M. Davis 
V.J. French 
Rev. William Blakely 
Dr. Clyde Frazier Jr. 
Reed Draffen 
Mrs. Peggy Gulotta 
Dr. Stone Caraway 
Rev. Bob Lawton 
Bruce Dinwiddie 
Earl Cox 

Rev. Donald (. Hall 
Rev. Grayson Watson 
Pleasant W. Sibley 

Dr. Moses lackson 
Rev. loe W. McClain 
Raymond Shaw, |r 
Rogers Newman 
Dr. Woodrow Smith 
Rev. DeWitt M. Ginn 
William L. Henning 
Mrs. Howard Carter 

Mrs. Vivian Hastings 
Don Hinton 
Mrs. Paul White 
Lydia Heard 
Sharon Soileau 
John Thistlethwaite 
Betsy Robinson 



Bishop Walter Underwood, new 
bishop of the Louisiana Conference of 
the Methodist Church, has recently 
announced the establishment of the 
Bishop's Scholarships at Centenary 

Three $1,000 scholarships will be 
awarded to the three churches (one 
small, one large, and one medium sized) 
who send the most students to 
Centenary College 

The scholarship checks and trophies 
will be presented at a formal, gala 
awards ceremony to be held the first 
night of Annual Conference, Monday, 
June 3, in the Gold Dome. The "Cente- 
nary Night" will include a performance 
by the Centenary College Choir, a guest 
speaker, the awards presentation, and a 
garden reception. 

All alumni and friends of the College 
are invited to attend this first-of-a-kind 
event in the 160-year-history of Cente- 
nary College. 

Mbert Sklar, president of Sklar & Phillips Oil Co., 
\nc ., and a member of the Board of Trustees, will 
serve as chairman of the 1 985 Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund. The goal for this year's fund is 
$1,072,000, the highest in the fund's 25-year 
history. The public portion of the drive will be held 
Feb. 25 - March 2. Monies contributed to this 
unrestricted fund are used for teacher salaries, 
academic programs, institutional scholarships, 
maintenance of classrooms and dormitories, 
and more. 

Haynes facelift 

Work has begun on Haynes 
Gymnasium which will undergo a 
$333,000 facelift that will modernize and 
renew the almost 50-year-old building. 

A $25,000 grant from the Community 
Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier will 
help restore the art deco foyer. The 
renovation there will include replacing 
the black vitrolite glass, cleaning and 
refinishing the terrazzo floor, repairing 
and repainting the plasterwork, 
refinishing the woodwork, and 
refurbishing the exterior doors. 

The remaining $308,000 has been 
donated by six benefactors to make 
improvements throughout the 
approximately 50,000-square-foot 
building and to clean the exterior. 

To be refinished will be the gym 
floor, a bloxonend floor of heart-grained 
pine blocks-on-end. It is one of only 
several in the country. The wooden 

bleachers will also be refinished, and 
the walls and ceiling will be repainted 
and repaired. 

The men's and women's locker 
rooms and the physical conditioning 
laboratory will be refurbished and an 
aerobic exercise room will be added. 
The handball courts will be brought up 
to date, and the pottery and sculpture 
classrooms will be expanded and 
upgraded. A classroom will be added on 
the upper level. 

Aubrey A McKelvy, Jr., a 1952 
graduate of Centenary, is the architect 
on the project, and the construction, to 
be completed in April, will be done by 
the Florsheim Co. 

W. A Haynes Memorial Gymnasium 
was built in 1936 and honors Shreveport 
oilman W. A Haynes, a benefactor of 
Centenary programs in the 1920s and 

Mumni Directory 

All alumni should have received a 
request for the essential information 
required to assure complete data in the 
new alumni directory tentatively 
scheduled for release in the fall of 1985. 
We sincerely hope that everyone has 

Publication of the directory will be 
handled by Harris Publishing Company 
of White Plains, New York. This company 
is the sole authorized agent for the 
production and marketing of the 
directory, and assumes all financial 
obligation, including the compilation, 
editing, billing, and distribution of the 
volume and will cover its costs through 
individual book sales to alumni only. 
This plan will assure the publication of i 
professionally compiled volume. 

During the next several months 
alumni will be contacted by telephone 
for verification of the information to be 
printed in the directory. At that time, 
and at that time only, they will be asked 
if they wish to purchase a copy. The 
number of directories printed will be 
based on the number of advance orders 
received via the phone calls. 

Alumni who have not returned their 
questionnaires and are not reached by 
telephone by the Harris firm will be 
listed in the directory with the address, 
if current, provided by alumni records. If j 
you have not received your 
questionnaire or you do not wish to 
appear in the directory, please notify us 
in writing. 

Women's Club 

Thanks to the Centenary Women's 
Club, the South Cafeteria of Bynum 
Commons is being spruced up. Over the 
last year, the club has spent in excess o; 
$14,600 to paint, wallpaper, and 
redecorate the dining hall and a smallei 
private dining room. This is in addition j 
to the scholarship the club provides 
each year. 

Membership in the Centenary 
Women's Club is open to women of an;] 
age interested in Centenary College. Foi 
more information or to join, please 
contact Mrs. Bea White, president, (318) j 

Weekend at 

Jackson Campus 


Centenary President Donald Webb greets \onelle 
Parker Osburn '55 and her father, Centenary 
Professor Edmond Parker '44. 

Will Andress '61 enjoyed the Choir's performance 
and the pageant on the lawn of the old campus 
from the audience ... for a change. 

Betty McKnight Speairs, an honorary alumna, 
enjoys seeing her grandparents' home in Clinton. 

May }ones x03, at age 100, is the oldest living Centenary alumna. She took business courses at the }ackson 
campus in 1 902-03 before Centenary was moved to Shreveport in 1 906. With her are Nancy Porter Gerding 
'82, former alumni director, and Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice president of the College. 

Anita Martin 

Anita Martin '80 
is alumni director 

Anita Cleaver Martin '80 has been 
named director of alumni relations at 
Centenary. She succeeds Nancy Porter 
Gerding '82 whose husband, John, 
transferred to Wichita, Kan. 

Anita, a native of Conway, Ark., grew 
up in Texas. Her B.A from Centenary is 
in Christian Education, and during her 
senior year, she served as director of 
Christian education at her church, Christ 
United Methodist. She has also served 
as pianist and youth director there. 

After graduation, she joined 
Centenary's Office of Admissions as an 
admissions counselor, later being 
named assistant director of admissions - 
and also Church Careers Program 

As director of alumni relations, Anita 
will continue the established alumni 
programs including Homecoming (Feb. 
9) and Alumni Weekend (June 21-22) as 
well as help develop a much needed 
program in alumni admissions. 

She is the mother of two children, 
Wade and Gina, and in her leisure time 
she enjoys reading, poetry, writing, 
music, cooking, and needlework. 

If you would like to participate in 
any alumni activities, please call Anita, 



WARENNA WHITE '21, Centenary's oldest 
living graduate, came all the way from 
Abbeville, to be part of the '84 reunion! 

MAURICE ELLINGTON '24 resides in 
Long Beach, Calif., and was able to come to 
the reunion because his lovely granddaughter, 
1ERRI RICHARDS, drove from Houston so he 
could enjoy the event. 

Of the "Roaring Twenties" group that 
were in World War 1, only O. H. "Buck" Fletcher is 
now living. He came to Centenary from 
Coushatta in 1921 with |im Pierson, Clyde 
Wafer, limmy Horton and Lloyd Townsend to 
play basketball. These five played in the 
National High School Basketball Tournament 
in Chicago in 1920! 

'27 attended her 6 1st high school reunion. 
She and husband DICK visited Disney World, 
including Epcot. 

speaker at the '20s Reunion, spoke on the 
proper diet that helps to prevent illness 
among the elderly. Claude spent 50 years in 
college classrooms as a biology professor, 36 
of them at Vanderbilt. After retirement, he 
lectured frequently as an active gerontologist. 
He now resides in Nashville. 

GLENN "HAM" CRAWFORD '27 plays a 
lot of golf at his home in Plain Dealing. At 
the reunion he admitted that he is quite 
forgetful and could only recognize about four 
people. He recalls that he gets up in the 
morning with "Will Power," walks a short 
distance with "Charlie Horse," and after an 
afternoon nap, he plays a few holes of golf 
with "Arthur Ritus." About dark he retires 
with "Ben Gay." His Centenary memories are 
accurate and vivid as he recalls his many 
football, basketball, and baseball experiences, 
not to mention the positions he held in the 
Bossier Parish School system. 

BETTY BANKS, wife of GERALD '27, wrote 
about the severe stroke Gerald suffered that 
caused him to be partially blind and confined 
to a nursing home. Gerald was bursar at 
Centenary many years ago, and for a short 
time, served as acting president. He left 
Centenary in '45 and held a similar position 
with the University at Puget Sound in 

DR BENTLEY SLOANE '27 retured from 
the Louisiana Methodist Conference in 1973 
and he is presently on the staff of the Church 
Careers program at Centenary, where he is 
doing a great amount of research relative to 
Centenary's history from 1901 to present. 
This will be his second book The first book 
"The Dean Smith Years Centenary College - 
The Four Square Bible Class" gives a vivid 
account of Dr. Smith's classroom and 
campus life and his influence on the 
Shreveport community through his Bible 
teaching. A few books are available through 
Dr. Sloane, who is now a regular teacher of 
the Four Square Bible Class. 

ZOLLIE BENNETT was surprised in the 
Four States Nursing Home in Texarkana 

when a belly dancer danced, wiggled, and 
raised one of her veils to reveal "Happy 
Birthday Zollie Bennett" in lipstick on her 
belly. For more details, come to Alumni 
Weekend to hear it from Zollie. 

OTTO DUCKWORTH '28 is recuperating 
from major surgery, but hopes to attend the 
next |une reunion '85 

The 1920s class agent FRANK BOYDSTON 
'27 compiled all the above news. Frank has 
been a member of the Shreveport Kiwanis 
Club for 38 years, taking part in most of its 
community projects. Since his marriage in 
1966 to BESS HATFIELD, a retired teacher, 
their combined days away from home due to 
traveling add up to nearly two years. For the 
past six years, they have been responsible for 
the flower beds at First Methodist Church. 
Bess does the planning and Frank, for four 
years, did all the planting, but he now 
supervises the gardening leaving the manual 
labor to the younger people. 

CLYDE V. FAULK '27 wrote and published 
his Memoirs in October, and he sent the 
Development Office at Centenary a copy. This 
colorful, twelve-page booklet will be helpful 
to Dr. Bentley Sloane, who is compiling a 
history of the College. 


\n Memoriam 

November 27, 1984 

April 3, 1984 


(Mrs. L.F.) '33 

October 10, 1984 

April 24, 1984 

July. 1984 

December, 1983 

September, 1984 

September 22, 1984 

September 13, 1984 

August 21, 1984 

September I, 1984 

August 12, 1984 


August 24, 1984 

October, 1984 

1930 class agent OUIDA FORTSON 
McCLELLAN congratulated JEROME 
on their marriage. They are living in Deltona, 
Fla., and play a lot of golf. 

ROLAND W. FAULK '30 wrote from San 
Diego that he and his wife, DORIS, have bee 
married 55 years. With Doris's help and the 
help of their families, he completed his 
seminary studies at Duke University and was 
later commissioned a chaplain in the Navy, 
where he served for more than 30 years in 
the Orient, Europe, and the Caribbean as 
well as the United States; he retired in 1968. 
He transferred to the Methodist Annual 
Conference in Southern California, and spen 
three years in pastoral work, retiring from th< 
church in 1971. Roland has visited with ANN 
KIRK HEROLD '30, who lives in La lolla, Cali 

DELL BROWN YAUGER the new class 
agent for 1931, mentioned that she enjoyed 
touring England, Scotland and Continental 
Europe, while trying to remember the histor 
Dr Cline taught. She has three children, 
eleven grandchildren and three great- 

1932 class agent CHARLES RAVENNA 
'32 donated a plot of land to the town of 
Haughton, La., to be used as the location ton 
the Haughton Volunteer Fire Department. 

ISABELLA LEARY, class agent for 1933, 
has retired after three years of being secretai 
of the Highland Restoration Association, the 
largest neighborhood association and the 
longest-lived of any in the state. She will be 
the secretary of Women of the Church at Fin 1 
Presbyterian Church for the year, taking out 
time to travel with her sister, FLAV1A. Last 
summer they took a group to lordan, Israel, i 
Austria, and Germany, where they saw the 
Passion Play at Oberammergau. In October 
they flew to lapan, visited several cities there 
boarded the Royal Viking Star in Kobe and 
cruised to China making shore excursions at 
Pusan, Korea, Xingang, Xian, Dallian, Bejing 
and the Great Wall, and Shanghai. 

wrote from Groton, Conn., that she travels a, 
lot, also. 

Does anyone know the addresses on | 
these "lost" 1933 alums: Minnie F. Bindurcloi 
Pat E. Crowe, Wilson Grice, and Edith 
Kuperman Gerson? 

The Shreveport Symphony dedicated tha 
September concert of pianist ANNETTE 
EMERSON, a 1982 Nena Plant Wideman 
Piano Competition winner, to the memory c-j 
the late NENA PLANT WIDEMAN '34. Mrs. 
Wideman was an original founder and life- 
long patron of the symphony, and as a note"! 
piano teacher had established and producecj 
the piano competition. 

RALPH PULLEN, new 1935 class agert, j 
welcomes ideas and suggestions for their ! 
upcoming 50th Reunion in )une. 

REV. R LEONARD COOKE, class agent j 
for 1936, enjoyed an "Inside Passage" cruise ! 


to Alaska. He is drumming up ideas for their 
50th reunion in two years. 

New 1937 class agent ERNESTINE McCAIN 
H. RUESCH addressed her class with a 
personal update. Since graduation she lived 
in Mansfield, La., where their three sons 
finished school. When husband "Nip" Hatcher 
died in 1968, she moved back to Shreveport 
In 1981 she married Jim Ruesch and they 
have been busy remodeling a home. They 
acquired a 30-foot motor home traveling 
through Arkansas and Colorado. She asked if 
anyone knows how to reach BOB DECKER 
who retired from Ohio Oil Company, as well 

MALCOLM KRENTEL has taken over the 
1939 class agent job from EDNA EARLE 
RICHARDSON STINSON. He is hoping for 
class contacts to join him in his resolution to 
attend more basketball games. 


New 1941 class agent EILLEEN 
MAYNARD CLARK capsulized her life since 
Centenary days when she and John '40 were 
married in 1942. He served in the Army Air 
Corps, was shot down, became a prisoner-of- 
war, and was liberated at the end of the war. 
Today he is in the insurance business, and 
they have two sons and two daughters, all of 
whom live at home 

CAMP FLOURNOY, new class agent for 
1942, wrote that today he is a member in 
good standing of the AARP, (although many 
may remember him as that handsome cheer- 
eader, KA lounge lizard and CUB devotee) 
:he father of four grown children, and husband 
agent. He was co-owner of Flournoy lewelers 
or 35 years, and is now vice president of The 
}ate House, a Shreveport jewelry-gift- 
pecialty shop. 

LOUIS M. SMITH, '45 has retired from 
\rkla Exploration Co. as senior geophysicist. 
During his 35 years in the oil and gas 
ndustry, he also worked for Gulf Research 
ind Development Co. and Sun Oil. 

lominated by her peers in Houston as "The 
Outstanding Teacher for Spring Branch 
Ilementary School for the Years 1983-1984 " 
>he is a first grade teacher. 

or 1947, bumped into PEGGY ROLLINS 
AGERSEN in a Shreveport restaurant. Peggy's 
jiaughter, Libby, had married a young man 
om Alexandria, who happened to be friends 
f the Carltons - small world! 

yvlNEGART '47 writes from Houston that he 
5 now in year 37 working for United Texas 
ransmission Company, and she has 
leveloped an avid interest in needlepoint 
working with the local chapter of the American 
•Jeedlepoint Guild. Son Fred is a Texas Aggie 
;rad, married and living close by. They keep 
ip with other Centenary '47 grads BOB and 

re building their retirement home on one of 
jeorgia's lively lakes, doing it themselves, 
rick by brick! Their son, lack II '84, is 
ttending Georgia Medical College in Augusta. 

banned a West Texas Safari for quail in 

CHARLES LAING '47 was in Shreveport to 
enroll his daughter in Centenary. He and wife 
PEGGY live in Austin, where he is with the 
Texas Methodist Foundation. 

BROWN, '48 class agent, have welcomed a 
new grandchild. They now have three 
grandsons and one granddaughter. 

wrote'of the marvelous weekend alumni 
gathering at the Autumn Heritage Tour of 
East Felicianas Parish in October. Dining with 
traveling companions at Asphodel Village, 
MAC and MAZIE RICE GILLEN '53, they saw 
former alumni director NANCY PORTER 
GERDING '82 At the Irwin House the next 
day they crossed paths with RON '57 and 
MEARS '66 and husband RON. Faculty 
professor WEBB POMEROY '43 and wife 
'43 and husband DR. DICK SPEAIRS, and 

Other 49ers attending were BILL and 
CAROLYN SIRMAN of Lafayette, whose 
daughter, Celia, sang with the Centenary 
Choir in the "Song of the Felicianas" pageant 
held on the old Centenary campus in lackson, 
and BETTY ANN GLADNEY, Clerk of Court of 
Claiborne Parish. 

'51 have returned to Shreveport to live 
following Chuck's retirement. After 25 years in 
California they decided on Shreveport to be 
near their two sons and five grandchildren. 

From Baton Rouge, where he has lived 
for 33 years, LARRY D1CKERSON '49 reports 
that he works for the KCS railroad and has 
three grandchildren. He crossed paths with 
Marilyn Miller Carlton in the New Orleans 
airport and got a full report on the '83 cluster 


IOHN PAYLOR, new 1950 class agent, 
gave brief life highlights since graduation. 
Except for service in the navy during the 
Korean War, he has lived in Shreveport. He 
married Nancy Shehee, and they have two 
grown daughters, who also live in Shreveport: 
Kathleen and Ellen Ellen and husband, 
DR BRIAN CAN FIELD, are the parents of 
lohn and Nancy's first granddaughter 
CAROLINE. lohn has been associated with 
computers since 1956, when he joined the 
United Gas Research Laboratory. He is now 
Data Processing Manager for First National 

Class agent WAYNE HANSON '51 and 
wife LORETTA were among the 50 alumni 
enjoying the gathering in lackson in October. 

'52 and husband RICHARD recently opened 
The St. Francis Inn, a bed and breakfast inn 
near St. Francisville. 

1951 class agent WAYNE HANSON 
mentioned that JOEY JOHNSON was "found," 
and he is now on the computer! Wayne has 
two children in college: a daughter working 
on her Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas, 
and a son, who is a freshman at Tech, 
majoring in electronic technology. His other 
daughter is an attorney in Shreveport. 
GRETCHEN FORD LEATH '51 wrote him that 
her last and fourth child graduated from 
college last spring. 

been busy traveling, writing, and teaching as 
associate professor of home economics and 
coordinator for fashion merchandising at the 
University of Mississippi. She received the 
Mississippi Home Economist of the Year 
Award in 1982. 

DON HALL '51 is District Superintendent 
for the Ruston District. All his children are 
married, and he has one grandchild. 

husband ROBERT live in Houston and have 
been married for 29 years. She called in with 
news of the marriage of their son, David, to 
|ana Violles in November. 

New 1954 class agent JO SIGLER 
mentioned that she and ORV1S had their 
sixth grandbaby! 

been selected as the Women's Missionary 
Union Director for 1984-85 at Trinity Heights 
Baptist Church. Nena also serves on the 
Board of Directors of the Shreveport Opera, 
Opera Guild, Shreveport Symphony, Barnwell 
Center and Women's Department Club She 
and husband GLENN have two children, 
Brian and Melissa. 

MITZI PERRY, '55 class agent, urges 
everyone to start looking for some old 
pictures to share at the upcoming reunion in 
June, which JOYCE BRUG1ER BERRY will head. 

LLOYD HALLIBURTON '55, a professor at 
Louisiana Tech, had an article, "An Aristotelian 
Analysis of Yerma," published in Garcia Vorca 
Review, XI (Fall 1983), a journal published by 
the State University of New York 

DR. F. KENNON MOODY '55, dean of 
community services at Dutchess Community 
College of La Grange, was named "Person of 
the Year" by the National Council on 
Community Services and Continuing 
Education, an internal council of the American 
Association of Community and lunior 
Colleges. The annual award, presented in 
Washington, DC, recognizes the "outstanding 
achievements of administrators in its 10 
regions nationwide." 

husband MARVIN R '56, live on the San 
Francisco Peninsula, where Marv is a pilot for 
Pan American, and she teaches junior high 
English and typing classes. Class agent MITZI 
PERRY '55 visited with them twice on trips to 
California, and FRED WALTERS '55 spent 
several days when he was touring with a 
professional theatre company from New York. 
'56 live in Westfield, N I , where both are 
active in civic and cultural activities. The 
talented Dorothy has her own music studio 

Jonelle and her family attended the 
Felicianas celebration held at the Old 
Centenary Campus in lackson in October. 
She pointed out that "of the 160 years since 
the college was founded, we have been 
closely associated for 132. ELIZABETH WINN 
CROUCH, a young cousin of Irving, Texas, 
and I are, respectively, the great-great-grand- 
daughter and great-granddaughter of 10SEPH 
MOORE BEAUCHAMP, Class of 1861." 
Additional links to the family's long association 
with Centenary are her late uncle, Dr. A I 
Middlebrooks, former Centenary professor of 
education and chairman of the department, 
and her father, Professor Emeritus Edmond 
Parker of the engineering department. Jonelle 
pointed out that the southern author Stark 
Young (So Red The Rose) was wrong where he 
said that every member of the Class of 1861 

perished in service to the Confederacy! 

RON VISKOZK1, the manager of Norwest 
Financial, is the new 1957 class agent; Ron's 
wife EMILY, 1958 co-class agent with PAT 
ROSBOTTOM, can offer much expertise in 

COL PAUL G. DURB1N '58, state Chaplain 
for the Louisiana National Guard and 
minister at the Pendleton Memorial Methodist 
Hospital in New Orleans, was the guest 
speaker at the first Centenary ROTC Prayer 
Breakfast held on campus in November. The 
success of the prayer breakfast guaranteed it 
to become an annual event 

William C Albertson Award by the Illinois 
Probation and Court Services Association for 
outstanding achievements in the profession. 



new 1960 class agent, and her husband, the 
Shreveport, where he is the minister at 
Broadmoor Methodist Church 

SUE RUBENSTEIN '60, second vice 
president of the Shreveport Women's 
Commission, was recently moderator for a 
workshop "Women in the Family," part of a 
day-long symposium on "Women: The 
Economy and Public Policy," sponsored by 
the Shreveport Women's Commission and 
the Louisiana Department of Health and 
Human Resources. 

THOMPSON '61 for arranging the highly 
successful Autumn Heritage Tour of the East 
Felicianas. Over 50 attending alumni raved 
over the hospitality of the families who 
opened up their homes for the tours, the 
spirit of warmth, the marvelous food, and the 
great fun that was enjoyed by all 

IOY LAMBERT LOWE '61, an associate 
professor of library science in Louisiana 
Tech's College of Education, has been 
awarded the Ph.D. from North Texas State 
University. )oy, whose degree emphasis was 
in library and information science, completed 
her dissertation titled "A Comparative 
Analysis of Reading Habits and Abilities of 
Students in Selected Elementary Schools in 
North Louisiana With and Without Centralized 

In Dalton, Ga., W1LLOUGHBY F. MEEK 
'63 and his wife, V1RGELIA celebrated their 
27th wedding anniversary in December. She 
is a clinical psychologist, and he is president 
of Sherwood Diversified, Inc. They have two 
children - Elizabeth and lohn, who is 13. 

New 1966 class agent LENNIS SMITH 
ELSTON and husband RICHARD '64 have 
two children, ages 16 and 14, and live in the 
country 15 miles south of Shreveport, raising 
pecans in their spare time. Lennis owned her 
own CPA firm for over ten years. She 
spoke at a symposium "Women: The 
Economy and Public Policy," sponsored by 
the Louisiana Department of Health and 
Human Resources and the Shreveport 
Women's Commission. 

The Class of I969's new agent CAROL 
PAT '68, the owner of Caraway Travel Agency, 
have two children, Patrick, 10, and Laura, 7, 
who attend the school where Carol Anne 

LT. COL. LOU A. POPEIOY '67, a doctor 
in the Army Medical Corps, has been trans- 
ferred from Honduras to El Paso. 

superintendent of luvenile Detention for 
Madison County, 111., was awarded The 


New class agent ROBERT D. DAILY 70 is 
the manager for Government and 
Community Development of the Shreveport 
Chamber of Commerce. 

PAM BYRD HEARD 71 and husband DR 
STEVE HEARD 75 are busy Centenary 
alumni: Pam is the new class agent for 1971, 
and Steve serves on the Alumni Activities 
Committee of the Alumni Association Board. 

COLE FLOURNOY 70 was one of three 
Coast Guard- licensed captains who brought 
The River Rose, an 82-foot paddlewheeler, to 
Shreveport- Bossier from Freeport, Fla .— 677 
river miles. Cole will manage the excursion 
boat operation headquartered on the Red 
River across from Shreveport's Expo Hall 

TREVATHAN SHELTON 72 live in Wichita, 
Kansas, with their two daughters. Kathryn 
started kindergarten this year, and Becky, 
born in March 1983, is now in her second 
year of swimming lessons. Craig is the 
comptroller for the 184th Tactical Fighter 
Group, the largest Air National Guard unit in 
the country 

medical librarian at E. A. Conway Memorial 
Hospital in Monroe, where husband Floyd is 
doing his second year of a family practice 
residency She wrote that one of the benefits 
of being home is that daughter Elizabeth 
Annette is enjoying the attention of 

RAY 71 are living in Missouri City, Texas, 
where Robert works for Texaco Corporation 

JOHN H. LEWIS 72, who has been 
promoted to technical sergeant, is a scientific 
laboratory technician at Patrick Air Force 
Base in Florida. 

Class agent ANN KLEINE 72 received a 
most impressive invitation from the LSU 
Medical School in New Orleans inviting the 
Class of 72 to the Commencement Exercises 
for KATHY PARRISH, M.D., PH.D! Kathy 
started her internship at Charity in New 
Orleans for one year, and in July she will be 
moving on to continue her training at 
Washington University in ear, nose and 
throat surgery. 

resident artist in theatre under the 
Shreveport Regional Arts Council's 
art-in-education program, is serving as a 
classroom resource in theatre at both 
Woodlawn and Northwood High Schools and 
Linwood Middle School. 

1974 Class agent MICHELE 
O-PETERSEN includes news that PAUL D. 
GIESSEN is Assistant Director of Housing at 
the University of Tulsa. Before that, he 
worked in housing at Oklahoma's State 
University and Wichita State University after 
having received a master's in student 
personnel and guidance at OSU. He also 
enjoyed the job as resident director of 
"Semester at Sea," which enabled him to 
travel around the world In his free time, he 
still enjoys running and photography. 

DEBBIE PRICE BERRY 74, a history 
teacher at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock for 
almost 10 years, enjoys part-time work in a 
gift shop. She and husband BIB have a 

"snoodle" dog named Buckwheat. 

IRIS IRVING 74 regretted that she could] 
not attend the reunion last summer, but shij 
was working as a nurse with the Christian ; 
Medical Society for two weeks with the 
under-privileged in Honduras. Her regular jc j 
is being a RN. at the Children's Medical 
Center Before pursuing a nursing career, lri| 
received her master's in sacred music from 

husband STEVE have moved to 
Charlottesville, Va., where he has taken a nel 
position with General Electric 

EILEEN KLEISER 74 has enjoyed many j 
travels and also pursued a career in 
education by combining the two by having j 
taught six years in Morgan City, La, and twd 
in Washington, DC She is presently in Lod ! 

In Atlantic City, BOB HICKMAN 74 is a ] 
senior accountant for Trans Atlantic Games,] 
Inc., a company which imports slot machine] 
from Wales for sale and lease to casinos in 
Atlantic City and Las Vegas. 

In Houston, |ODI MARLER 74 works fori 
geophysics consulting firm. SUSAN RANDS | 
74 teaches early childhood at the 81st Stret! 
School in Shreveport, and CURTIS 
MELANCON 74 teaches at the middle 
school in Bossier City. 

From Greensboro, N.C, RICK CLARK 74 1 
and wife CAROLYN announce the birth of thl 
second child, lohn Stuart, in August Rick 
recently formed Richard S Clark and 
Company, a consulting firm specializing in rj 
leasing malls and shopping centers. 

MIKE PILGREEN 75 teaches theatre, 
debate, and speech at Caddo Middle Magnej 
School, and also sells real estate with 
Monarch Realty in Shreveport He spent lasvj 
summer in Europe. 

After teaching seven years, LIZ LUKE 
MONTELEPRE 74 is at home with her two . 
children, Morgan Elizabeth and lohn 111, whcl 
was born in April. Husband IOHN, )r, 78, thl 
owner of two Leon's Smoked Turkey 
restaurants in Shreveport, still plays golf— h' 
finished in fourth place in the 1984 Louisiar! 
State Amateur 

GLADNEY 75 are living in Homer, where he 
is the principal of Claiborne Academy. 
Roslind teaches piano privately as well as 
music classes for young children using the 
Orff approach They have a daughter, Kelly i 
Elizabeth, two years old. 

1976 Class agent PAUL YOUNG is the 
treasurer of the Mental Health Association i 
Caddo- Bossier 

DR TERRY SWAN 77 has been appoint*' 
a professor of religion at Lindsey Wilson 
College, a United Methodist school in 
Columbia, Ky. He continues to direct 
activities at the Wesley Foundation at 
Western Kentucky University. 

LARRY DEAN POWELL 79 graduated 
from LSU Medical Center in Shreveport witr 
an M.D degree and is currently in private 
general practice in Oak Grove, La, at the 
West Carroll Clinic. 

1979 Class Agent KATHY KEYES wrote 
congratulations to ANN and RICK RYBA on 
the birth of Andrew Edward They just 
relocated in Chicago. 

PIETER DE WEIIS 79 earned his MSC ir 
Civic Engineering from Delft University of 
Technology in Delft Netherlands. He now 


<orks as a marine structural engineer for R f. 
irown and Associates, an offshore design 


NAN MARSHALL 79 is a home-based 
Dunselor for the Boone County, Mo Council 
n Aging and is working on her master of 
xial work degree at the University of 
lissouri. She says the one big event is that 
ne became a grandmother for the first time 
i September. 

MARY BUTT 79, now known as Mrs. 
nthony Allan Hilliard, received her master's 
i theology from SMU's Perkins School of 
heology. She has been appointed to the 
lermitage— Martin's Chapel Churches in 
lermitage, Ark. Her husband, Tony, is the 
lief financial officer for First Financial 
avings and Loan in El Dorado 

ves in Casper, Wy „ where she works as a 
xretary for Marathon Oil Company Her 
usband, Daniel, is an environmental and 
afety engineer with Marathon 

LUCIE THORNTON 79 writes from New 
irleans that she's keeping her maiden name 
*/en though it causes confusion. She and 
usband FRANK LAMONTHE honeymooned 
) London. They are writing chapters for the 
ouisiana Appellate Court Handbook. 

MIKE and SUE MARSHALL 79 are living 
i Maple Park, III. Mike, who graduated from 
iff School of Theology, is in the Northern 
linois Conference with a "2-point charge" — 
lurches in Cortland and Maple Park Sue 
ill enter Northern Illinois University in 
inuary to finish her master's in business 

GINNY GARRARD 79 is currently in 
iuatemala doing research for her 
issertation. She will return sometime in 
?85 and plans to teach history at a yet 
nannounced college or university. 


Class agent GORDON BLACKMAN '80 
as moved to San Antonio, where she is 
caching at an elementary school while 
usband GARY, a major in the army, works in 
ie computer center at Fort Sam Houston 
hey live just one mile from DAVE and 

Gordon's wife, LINDA is also an attorney 
nd chairman of the 1984 Centenary 
Somen's Club's "Twelve Days of Christmas" 
outique and luncheon. 

MARLA MOORE '80 is now attending the 
niversity of Texas Medical School full-time. 

From Grove, Texas, BETTY COMPTON '80 
rites that she has received her master's 
egree in ESL/Linguistics, and is now 
orking with an adult education refugee 
rogram called Achievement Systems. Her 
asses include "survival discourse" and other 
ED subjects, and her students are 
ietnamese and Laotian refugees. 

DIANE ROHRER KOVACS '80 completed 
er master of divinity summa cum laude in 
pril, Diane and Brian will move to Yukon, 
|>kla., where she will be associate minister of 
ne First United Methodist Church. Brian will 
3ntinue to teach in the graduate seminary 
: Phillips University. 

ass agent for 1981. She and husband ]OHN 
>/e in Shreveport with a Sheltie named 
Risty. Karen is an admissions counselor for 

celebrated moving into her new home in 

IAN CARPENTER EADS '81 is attending 
the University of Houston working toward 
teacher certification and a master's in 
education. She plans to be certified to teach 
biology, geology, chemistry, and physics. 

Congratulations to IOHN and ANN 
MCVAY PURDY '81 on the birth of their 
daughter, lacquelyn Frances, in September, 
lohn works in Dallas as a training specialist 
at Bel I- Northern Research, a 
telecommunications research and 
development firm. 

BRENT D HENLEY '80 has been named 
president of Commercial College in 
Shreveport. He is a 1982 graduate of 
Leadership Shreveport, vice president of the 
Civitan Club, and chairman of the High 
School Business Symposium 

IEFF LOKER '83 has been appointed 
administrator of Charter Forest Hospital, a 
new facility designed to offer full service 
treatment of chemically dependent 
adolescents. The hospital is scheduled for 
completion in the spring 

1982 Class agent DAVID HENINGTON 
announced that SARA GILCHRIST and 
SCOTT GOODWIN are getting married 
lanuary 18 in Laurel, Miss. She works for 
American Express and Scott for Union Texas 
Petroleum in Houston. 

DONETTE COOK SMITH '82, husband 
GREG, and new daughter REBEKAH LOUISE 
have just built a house in Shreveport. Greg is 
a geologist for Zadeck Energy. 

a first grade teacher, and husband KEVIN is 
an intern architect in the American Design 
Group They have bought a new home and 
are active in their new church, Shepherd of 
the Hills Presbyterian 

ELAINE MAYO '82 is doing landwork for 
Mazy and Beard Properties of Houston. She 
enjoys the work which also allows her to 
work in Shreveport occasionally. 

husband STITCH have been busy fixing up 
their home in Tyler and enjoying their 
daughter, Sallie, as well as a trip to New York, 
Newport, and Boston 

In Houston, MARTHA BIGNER '82 is 
going to school studying education so she 
can teach math and eventually accounting 

DON HUGULEY '82 works as a geologist 
for Penn Resources, Inc., in Dallas 

were married in )une and are living in New 
Orleans, where Pope is in dental school. 

RICHARDSON were married in December at 
Broadmoor Baptist Church Brian is the 
Webster Parish school psychologist and 
Donna sells ads for the South Towne Courier. 

received her certification in library science 
and is a library assistant at the Law Library 
at LSU, where husband REX is an electrical 
engineering student. 

SUSAN WEBB '82 is attending medical 
school in Tulsa for the next two years. 

Agent CATHY AMSLER reports that the 
Class of '83 had many weddings: FORD 
summer. He is an accountant in Shreveport, 
and she is doing church work 

PAUL MCDOWELL, former Cline Resident 
Director, and MARGARET MAHER former 

lames Dorm Director, were also married this 
summer and had a Rose Garden reception 

L1BBY TAYLOR was married to STEVE 
BURKHALTER by her father, the REV 
ROBERT ED TAYLOR in a Brown Chapel 

In Shreveport CIE HAWKINS married 
married; and KELLY ALLISON married SUE 
HELEY in Kansas City in September 

IIMMY BURKE '83 is attending law school 
at LSU in Baton Rouge and WADE CLOUD, 
are attending medical school in Shreveport, 
and KELLY TURK has been accepted to 
medical school 

IOHN O MOORE '83 attends graduate 
school at the University of Tennessee 

MISSY MORN '83 lives in Dallas, where 
she attends Perkins School of Theology at 
SMU and serves as the director of her dorm. 

In Shreveport, SUSAN CLEMENTS is a 
geologist, MISSY MOORE works for 
Cablevision, and KATHY FRAZ1ER teaches 

B. BROWN '83 is in charge of public 
relations for an AMI hospital in Claremore, 

SHARON A FERGUSON is a geologist for 
Ferguson Petroleum, in the new Midland 
Branch in West Texas, working both in the 
field and office She is also attending 
Midland College taking physics to prepare for 
graduate school at the University of Texas - 
Permian Basin in Odessa this fall 

1984 class agent THURNDOTTE 
KEITH '81 live in Tyler, where she will be 
teaching in an elementary school next fall. 

In Shreveport, ANDREW COLLINS '84 is 
teaching physical education and coaching 
cross country track at Caddo Magnet High 

FRANK |OE BRYANT '84 teaches third 
grade at Ingleside Elementary school, and 
also enjoys working in the evenings at the 
Boys Club in Shreveport. 

LEE THOMPSON '84 is attending boot 
camp in the Navy and will then advance to 
language school to become an interpreter, 
probably in Korean 

MICHELE WITT '84, who was crowned 
Miss Hot Springs in September, plans to 
pursue a medical career either at the 
University of Arkansas or the Podiatry College 
of Medicine 


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Our grateful thanks to members of The President's Club who contributed $5,000 or more in 
unrestricted funds to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund or to the President's Matching Fund, 1983-84. 


"■Mrs. G. M. Anderson 

'Mr. & Mrs. William G. Anderson 

Mr. & Mrs. Harry V. Balcom '36 
"Dr. & Mrs. Charles T. Beaird '66 & '44 

Dr. Joseph B. Bramlette 
*Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ellis Brown '48 & '48 
*Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Broyles '36 
*Dr. Nancy M. Carruth 

Dr. & Mrs. R. Leonard Cooke '36 & '29 

Mrs. E. J. Crawford 
*Mr. & Mrs. John David Crow 
*Mr. & Mrs. Marlin W. Drake, Jr. '44 & '45 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald H. Duggan 

Mr. J. T. Folk 
*Mr. Sam B. Grayson '47 

Mr. & Mrs. Bertrand J. Greve '47 & '45 
*Mr. & Mrs. O. D. Harrison, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Verne Hawn 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd B. James 

Mr. & Mrs. T. D. James 

Mr. & Mrs. G. W. James, Jr. 
•Mr. & Mrs. G. W. James, Sr. '29 
*Mr. & Mrs. Thomas E. Hogan '66 
*Mr. & Mrs. H. Blume Johnson '36 

Mrs. Glenn E. Laskey 
•Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. McDonald '44 

Mrs. Edwin A. Moore 
*Mr. & Mrs. George D. Nelson 
*Mr. & Mrs. John T. Palmer 
*Mr. & Mrs. Richard L Ray '37 
*Mr. & Mrs. Ronald L. Sawyer 
•Mr. & Mrs. W. Peyton Shehee, Jr. '40 & '43 
*Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sklar 
*Mrs. Gravdon F. Smart 

Mr. & Mrs. Donald P. Weiss 

Mr. & Mrs. Jacques L. Wiener, Jr. 
*Mr. Nicholas H. Wheless, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Herman Williamson 
*Mr. & Mrs. Hoyt Yokem 

Mr. Keating Zeppa 


•Bayou State Oil 

*Beaird Poulan/Weed Eater Division 

of Emerson Electric 
•Commercial National Bank 
•Fair Foundation 

•First National Bank of Shreveport 
*Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company 

Louisiana Bank & Trust 
•Pennzoil (cmg) 

Phillips Foundation 

Scurlock Foundation 

Shell Companies Foundation (cmg) 
*T. L James & Company 
Texas Eastern Transmission Corp. 

The Maryland Company, Inc. 
•Wheless Foundation 
*Woolf Foundation 


W? would also like to express our appreciation to members of The Founders Club who 

contributed unrestricted gifts of $1,000 - $4999 to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund 

or the President's Matching Fund, 1983-84. 


*Mr. & Mrs. W. R. Barrow '84 
*Mr. & Mrs. Carl W. Bauer 

Mr. J. Pat Beaird, Sr. 

Mrs. James C. Bolton 
*Dr. John F. Bookout, Jr. '50 
*Mr. & Mrs. W. F. Bozeman '28 & '42 
*Mr. L R. Brammer, Jr. 
*Mr. & Mrs. Emory C. Browne '30 
*Mrs. Katherine R. Caruthers '50 
*Dr. Claude S. Chadwick '27 

Mrs. Norma L Close 

Dr. & Mrs. Paul M. Davis, Jr. 
•Dr. & Mrs. James F. Dean '41 & '42 

Mr. & Mrs. George J. Despot, Jr. '64 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert J. Destiche '44 & '48 
*Mr. & Mrs. Walter Dobie '57 

Mrs. E. P. Doremus 
*Mrs. Ben R. Downing '42 

Mr. George N. Drake '47 
*Mr. & Mrs. R E. Eatman, Sr. '44 & '68 

Mrs. Ruth Foil 
*Mr. Langdon T. Frey, Jr. 

Bishop Paul Galloway 
*Mr. & Mrs. R. L. Goodwin '50 & '44 
*Dr. Mark A. Greve '74 

Gen. & Mrs. J. S. Hardy '38 & '45 
*Dr. Marion D. Hargrove, Jr. '51 

Mr. O. D. Harrison, Jr. 

Mrs. Sam B. Hicks 

Dr. & Mrs. B. J. Hollingsworth '49 
*Mr. Robert F. Jenkins '39 

Mrs. C. E. Johnson, Jr. '49 
*Dr. & Mrs. Melvin F. Johnson 

Mr. & Mrs. Norman V. Kinsey '50 
*Mr. & Mrs. James M. Law '48 
*Mrs. Helen Love 

*Mr. & Mrs. Roy O. Martin, Jr. 
*Mr. Robert A. McKee 

Mrs. Joe J. Mickle 
•Mr. & Mrs. Jessie W. Outlaw '80 

Mr. Leonard W. Phillips 
•Mr. & Mrs. Cecil E. Ramey, Jr. '43 

Mr. W. C. Ra sherry, Jr. 

Mr. Robert L Reasor 

Mr. J. I. Roberts 

*Mr. & Mrs. Austin G. Robertson '34 
•Mr. & Mrs. Ben Roshton '33 & '33 
*Mr. & Mrs. W. Kirby Rowe, Jr. '64 

Dr. C. Vernon Sanders '53 
•Dr. & Mrs. Nolan G. Shaw '72 

Dr. Noel T. Simmonds 
*Mrs. Harold C. Skidmore 
*Dr. Lorenz Teer '28 
*Mr. Eugene P. Twyman '48 

Mrs. David Tyrrell 
•Dr. & Mrs. W. Juan Watkins '57 & '57 

Mr. H. G. Westerman 
•Mrs. Jack Wilkes 

Mr. George D. Williams 
*Dr. & Mrs. Harvey G. Williamson 

Mr. George A. Wilson '30 

Mr. Ira Woodfin 
•Mr. & Mrs. Dalton Woods 

Mr. & Mrs. E. N. Wray '69 & '68 

Dr. & Mrs. Herbert B. Wren, III 
*Mr. Thomas C. Young '70 


Atkins Foundation 
Atlas Processing 
ARKLA Gas Company 

B & B Cut Stone Company 

Beall Corporation 

Boots Pharmaceuticals 

Bossier Bank & Trust 

Brookshire Food Stores 
*C. W. Lane Company, Inc. 

Coca Cola Bottling Company of Shrevepc 
*Crow Foundation 
•Dillards Department Stores 

Exxon Education Foundation (cmg) 

Fitzgerald Production 
•Georgia Pacific Corporation (cmg) 

Gulf Oil Foundation (cmg) 

Justiss-Mears Oil Company 
•Kansas City Southern (cmg) 

Layflat Products Inc. 

Louisiana Conference of the UMC 

Marlin Exploration Inc. 
•Northwest Industries Foundation (cmg) 

O'Brien Operating Company 
•Pasquier, Batson & Company 
•Petersen Enterprises 
•Poindexter Foundation 
•Richardson Plumbing & Heating 

Rothschild Boiler & Tank 
•Seagull Operating Company Inc. 

Sedberry Memorial Foundation 
•South Central Bell 
•Southern Builders 

•Southwestern Electric Power Company 
*St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Co. 

Transco Companies (cmg) 
•United Gas Pipe Line Company 

United Mercantile Bank 

UOP Foundation 
•Witt Oil Production 

•These donors also gave in 1982-83. 
cmg - corporate matching gift 

Centenary's 1983-84 Fiscal Year began 
June 1, 1983 and ended May 31, 1984. 

For additions, corrections, or other 
information, please call 869-5112. 



THE 1825 CLUB 

Unrestricted gifts between $1 59 ($1 for every year of Centenary's existence) and 
$999 contributed to the 1983-84 Great Teachers-Scholars Fund - a special thanks. 


VIr. G. Randy Alewyne, III 

Miss Dorothy Jo Allen '48 

VIr. Robert M. Allen 

VIr. & Mrs. L E. Allums 

vlrs. Marjorie J. Alvord '46 

VIr. Henry F. Anderson '64 

VIr. J. Greg Anderson 

Vis. Janet Gammil Andrews 74 

Dr. & Mrs. Tracy Arnold '52 & '55 

vlr. & Mrs. Floyd V. Atkins 

Vlrs. Lamar Baker 

Vlr. Sherman Ballew '54 

VIr. & Mrs. Clyde L Bane 70 

Vlr. Henry L Bango 

Vlr. Ray A. Barlow '54 

Vlrs. Chris T. Barnette '28 

Dr. Harold L. Bassham '56 

Vlr. J. Pat Beaird, Jr. 

Dr. Lewis Bettinger 

Vlrs. B. R. Bewley 

Vlr. & Mrs. D. J. Billeiter '24 & '27 

Vlr. & Mrs. Bill Binger 

Vlr. & Mrs. J. H. Blackmon '49 & '43 

Vlr. & Mrs. Hubert Blanchard 

Dr. H. Whitney Boggs, Jr. '48 

Vlr. & Mrs. Harold J. Bond '56 & '82 

Vlr. Floyd C. Boswell 

^ev. J. Henry Bowden, Jr. '49 

Vlr. Henry A. Bronner 

Vlr. & Mrs. Jack P. Brook '56 & '57 

Hon. & Mrs. Algie D. Brown '34 & '49 

Dr. Wallace H. Brown 

Ton. & Mrs. E. W. Bryson '63 & '63 

Vlrs. Vera Cowen Buchanan '34 

Vlr. Stanley W. Burke, III 

Dr. Ferrell L Burgess '49 

Vlr. Tom L Burton '69 

Vlr. & Mrs. J. K. Butcher '61 & '63 

Vlr. William M. Byrd 

Vlr. Leo Cage '59 

Vlr. George H. Calhoun 

Vlr. & Mrs. Martin L Camp 76 & 77 

Dr. James J. Caraway '47 

Dr. & Mrs. S. W. Caraway '54 & '54 

Dr. Jack E. Carlisle 

Dr. & Mrs. David M. Carlton '47 & '47 

Dr. & Mrs. W. H. Carroll '47 

vlr. John G. Carruth, Jr. '51 

Dr. James C. Carver '67 

vlr. Merritt B. Chastain, Jr. 

vlr. & Mrs. R. L. Clark 78 & 79 

vlr. & Mrs. Leonard B. Clegg 

At. & Mrs. T. H. Cochran 

3r. Jack Cooke '38 

Dr. John Cooksey 

vlr. Thomas O. Cooper '34 

lev. Louis M. Coppage, Jr. '54 

Dr. & Mrs. Larry A. Cowley '64 & '64 

vlr. L Milton Crow 

vlrs. Nancy Steele David '48 

At. & Mrs. Nelse A. Davis '51 & '51 

)r. Dana Dawson, Jr. '38 

At. Gregory A. Despot 

At. Lawrence Dickerson, Jr. '49 

Ars. S. W. Dickson 

At. & Mrs. George S. Dickson 

Ar. Bruce W. Dinwiddie '65 

Mr. & Mrs. Robert E. Dodson 76 

Miss Margery Doxey '54 

Mr. James A. Dunnam, Jr. 
*Mr. & Mrs. F. L Durham '34 & '29 

Mr. John A. Dykes 

Mrs. Helon Allen Earle '44 
*Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Earnest '35 & '36 
•Mr. & Mrs. Calvin S. Eason '56 & '55 

Mr. & Mrs. Jack M. Elgin '43 & '44 

Mr. Maurice Ellington '25 
•Mrs. Brenda R Ellis 72 
*Dr. Michael Ellis '54 

Mrs. Lois B. Ennis 

Mrs. Catherine M. Evans '38 
*Mr. Robert P. Evans 
*Dr. James C. Farrar 
•Mr. & Mrs. T. C. Flournoy 70 & 72 

Mr. & Mrs. Ned A. Ford, Jr. '64 & '65 

Miss Mertis Foster '30 
*Mrs. Harry Fox '30 

Mr. John Franks 

Mr. Stanton M. Frazar '56 

Mr. V. J. French 
*Mrs. Eloise A. Frey '25 

Mr. Robert E. Galloway 
*Mr. Arthur Ray Gammill, Jr. '69 
*Mrs. Dorothy H. Gammill '40 

Mr. & Mrs. Jay R. Gammill, Jr. 

Dr. Joseph D. Garner 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Fisher George 
*Mr. George M. Gilmer, Jr. '63 

Dr. V'ardaman Hugh Gilmore 71 
*Mr. Hood Goldsberry 

Mr. John A. Goodson 
*Mr. John Pipes Goodson, Sr. '50 
•Mr. Glen F. Graves '48 
•Mr. & Mrs. W. T. Green 71 & 71 
*Mr. & Mrs. P. N. Gross '57 & '51 
*Mr. John J. Guth, Jr. 
*Dr. Dorothy B. Gwin 
•Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Hackett, Jr. 

Mr. Lea R. Hall 

Dr. Albert M. Hand 
*Col. & Mrs. Henry L. Hand 
*Mr. & Mrs. E. C. Harbuck '56 & '55 
*Mr. Charles O. Hardey '45 
•Mr. James J. Hardt 77 
•Mr. John S. Hardt 74 
•Mr. & Mrs. Q. T. Hardtner, Jr. 

Mr. R. Clyde Hargrove 
*Ms. Edna Hanvey Harrison 72 

Mrs. Marion L Harrison 
•Mr. Steven S. Harter '81 
•Dr. & Mrs. W. S. Harwell '47 & '49 
•Dr. Dayne D. Hassell, Jr. 
*Miss Penelope Ruth Hawkins '60 
•Dr. William H. Haynie 

Dr. & Mrs. J. S. Heard 75 & 71 
*Mr. Arthur Hemmings '36 
•Mr. & Mrs. Fred R. Hettler 
*Mr. Eugene L Hilliard, Jr. '43 
•Mr. & Mrs. W. A. Hirsch '51 & '52 

Mr. James C. Hollingsworth '50 
•Mr. & Mrs. C. W. Holtsclaw, Jr. '48 & '50 

Mr. Theodore J. Hoz '55 

Mr. James A. Hudson '69 

Mr. & Mrs. B. D. Hughes '51 & '51 
•Dr. & Mrs. Frank B. Hughes '67 & '67 

*Mr. Charles C. Hunter '31 

Mr. Norman F. Hunter '47 

Mrs. Jan C. Isenberger '57 
•Mr. & Mrs. E. H. Jackson, Sr. '26 

Dr. Joseph H. Jackson, Jr. '50 
*Mrs. Marian H. Jackson 

Mr. Ben James 
•Mr. Robert M. Jeter, Jr. '39 
•Mr. & Mrs. J. H. Johnson, Jr. '49 & '42 
*Mr. William C. Johnson 

Mrs. Martha O'Brien Jones '84 
*Miss Rosalie F. Karam 
*The Doctors Glanville-Kastl 71 & 71 
*Mrs. Charles W. Keenan '43 
*Mr. Kenneth K. Kellam '35 

Mr. Curtis W. Kinard '57 

Mr. Lee L Kincade '48 

Dr. Collier A. Kinnebrew '42 

Mrs. Barbara Crawford Kramer '54 

Mr. Malcom Krentel '39 
•Mr. & Mrs. H. E LaGrone '53 & '55 
•Dr. & Mrs. J. R. Lang, Jr. '61 & '62 

Mr. E. C. Laster, Jr. 

Mrs. Delores La Vigne 
»Mr. William T. Lea '32 
*Dr. Donald F. Learner '54 
*Mr. A. M. Leary 

Mr. Charles G. Lee '31 
•Mr. Clyde V. Lee '32 
•Mr. George W. Leopard '32 

Miss Catherine N. Lewis '80 

Mrs. Jane Ann Liles '50 

Mr. J. M. Little '67 

Mrs. Eilyeen B. Livingston '45 

Mr. Palmer R. Long, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Palmer R. Long, Sr. '45 

Mr. Jimmy Love 

Miss Elizabeth Lowrey 
*Dr. & Mrs. Darrell Loyless 
*Mr. Charlton Lyons, Jr. 
•Mr. D. T. MacRoberts 

Miss Kay Madden 
*Mrs. Melba F. Maino '37 
*Dr. Cherral W. Mason 75 
*Mrs. Lucille G. Mason '46 

Mr. Donald M. Matter 74 

Mr. & Mrs. John E. Maxwell 
*Mr. Charles L Mayer '26 
•Mr. & Mrs. Ben M. Mayfield 
*Mr. Brad Mayo '60 
•Mr. Robert K. Mayo '50 
•Mr. Ray L McCary '54 
*Mr. Patrick L McConathy 

LTC & Mrs. C. J. McDermott '34 
•Rev. & Mrs. Donald K McDowell 
•Mr. Robert E. McDowell 
•Mr. & Mrs. V. C. McFarland '42 & '61 

Mrs. Thomas L McGinnis 
*Dr. & Mrs. Douglas L McGuire 

Mr. H. Leslie McKenzie 
*Mr. Waymon R. McMillon 
•Miss Barbara J. Meades '57 

Dr. J. Ralph Meier '51 
•Mrs. Fred Mellor 
*Mr. & Mrs. Ernest A. Merklein, Jr. 
*Dr. Merlin W. Merrill 

Miss Barbara Ann Miller 76 
*Mr. Boyce C. Monk 


*Mr. Robert Moody '42 

Mr. Randle T. Moore, III 
*Mrs. Zelle H. Moore 
"Mr. George D. Nelson, Jr. 

Mr. James A. Nelson '50 

Dr. Alfred L Norris 

Mrs. Edna Marie O'Brien 
*Mr. & Mrs. W. J. O'Brien, III 
"Mr. & Mrs. Ray P. Oden, Jr. '49 

Mr. John S. Odom, Jr. 

Mrs. Keith O'Kelley '49 
"Mr. Ed Parkes 

Dr. Robert L. Parkman, Jr. '53 

Ms. Mary Jane Peace 76 

Mr. & Mrs. Earl M. Pearce 
"Mrs. John H. Perry '55 
*Mr. Sam P. Peters '39 
*Mr. & Mrs. J. Q. Petersen 72 & 74 
"Mr. Thomas B. Peyton, Jr. '44 

Mr. John R. Pfingston '69 
"Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Pickett 
*Mr. & Mrs. P. S. Pigott 71 & 71 

Mrs. Edith B. Plauche 

Dr. Joel B. Pollard '55 
*Dr. Webb Pomeroy '44 
"Mr. Chester N. Posey '47 
"Dr. Jack W. Pou 
"Mr. Allen F. Prickett '38 
"Dr. Richard A. Prindle '46 
*Mr. Herbert G. Purcell '27 
"Mrs. R R. Rabalais '36 
"Mr. Edward Railsback '38 
"Mr. Charles A. Ravenna, Jr. '32 
"Mr. & Mrs. George M. Reynolds '29 
"Mr. & Mrs. Austin G. Robertson, Jr. 
*Dr. James W. Robison '69 

Mr. & Mrs. Graham Rogers '57 & 71 

Dr. & Mrs. John B. Rogers 
"Dr. & Mrs. P. L. Rogers '53 & '53 
"Mr. A. S. Ross 
"Mr. H.K. Ross 
"Mr. Thomas F. Ruffin '47 
"Mr. Oliver H.P Sample 

Mr. & Mrs. James W. Sanguinetti 

Dr. & Mrs. Austin A. Sartin '59 & '61 

Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Saye '48 & '44 
"Dr. & Mrs. R. N. Schwendimann '66 & '67. 

Dr. & Mrs. F. W. Schwendiman, III '62 & '62 

Mr. John Richard Seale '69 
"Dr. W. Odell Simmons 
*Dr. & Mrs. C. B. Simmons 71 & 70 

Dr. & Mrs. Bentley Sloane '27 
*Mrs. Carol C. Smith '68 

Mr. & Mrs. Shelby L. Smith 

"Mr. Thurman C. Smith '50 
"Mrs. James E. Smitherman, Jr. '40 
"Mr. Adrian R. Snider '34 
*Dr. & Mrs. Richard K. Speairs 78 
*Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Stacy, Jr. '49 & '49 

Mrs. Thomas E. Stagg Jr. '45 

Mr. & Mrs. Wynn G. Stanton '56 & '56 
*Mr. William E. Steger '41 
*Mr. & Mrs. Walter C. Stevens, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Tommy G. Stinson 
"Ms. Ann W. Stratton 
*Mr. Roy C. Stringfellow '33 
"Mr. & Mrs. James H. Stroud '44 & '44 
*Mr. Wallace J. Stroud '48 

Dr. J. Paul Swearingen '40 
*Mr. Sam H. Talley '33 

Rev. Robert Ed Taylor '52 
"Mr. Byrum W. Teekell '49 

Mr. John R. Thistlethwaite 

Dr. Edward R. Thomas 
*Mrs. Jack Toombs 

Mr. Arthur H. Trowbridge '50 
"Mr. Leo VanderKuy 76 

Mr. & Mrs. Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. 
*Mrs. Glenn N. Walker, Jr. '31 
*Mr. Marshall H. Walker '31 
"Mr. Donald E. Walter 

Mr. Joseph F. Ward, III 
*Mr. & Mrs. J. Hugh Watson 
"Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Webb 

Mr. & Mrs. John S. Webb '35 & '35 
"Mr. Loren J. White '60 

Mr. Robert I. White '65 

Mr. Roy White 

Mr. Travis A. White 

Mr. & Mrs. D. D. Whitaker '53 & '51 

Mr. Jacques L. Wiener 
*Mrs. Samuel Wiener 

Mr. John P. Wiggin, Jr. 76 
"Mrs. Joseph P. Wilbert, Jr. '69 

Mr. Fred Wilson 

Mr. H. Alan Yokem '83 


*A. G. Edwards & Sons 

Acme Brick Company 

Aetna Life & Casualty (cmg) 
"Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (cmg) 
"Akins Nursery & Landscape 
"American Bank & Trust 
^American Telephone & Telegraph (cmg) 
"Angle Company Inc. 
"Arnold Pipe & Supply Company 
"•Atlantic Richfield (cmg) 

*Bank of Benton 
"Bank of Commerce 

Bechtel Foundation (cmg) 

Bovaird Supply Company 
"Central & Southwest Foundation (cmg) 

Chevron Oil Company Foundation (cmg) 
*Cities Service Foundation (cmg) 
*Conoco, Inc. (cmg) 

Courtesy Chevrolet, Inc. 

D & B Drilling Corporation 

Drake Company 
"First Federal Savings & Loan 

Freeport-McMoran Inc. (cmg) 

General Motors Corporation 
"Gifford-Hill & Company, Inc. 

Handling Equipment Corporation 

Heard McElroy & Vestal 
"Holoubek & Holoubek 

Hutchinson Foundation 
"Industrial Roof & Sheet Metal 

Kwik Kopy 
"Lake Street Associates Inc. 

Lawson Engineering 

Libby Glass, Div. of Owens-Illinois 

Lincoln National Corporation (cmg) 

Lone Star Gas Company (cmg) 

Louisiana Valve & Fittings 
"McElroy Metal Mill, Inc. 
"Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith (cm 
"Mid-South Press 
"Muslow Oil & Gas, Inc. 
"Ogilvie Hardware Company 
"Pepsico Foundation, Inc. (cmg) 

Porter's Cleaners 
"Prudential Foundation (cmg) 

PPG Industries, Inc. 
*Red River Valley Bank 

Republic Bank & Trust 

Reynolds Drilling Company 
"Ross Production Company 
"Rountree Old^-Cadillac 
"Sears, Roebuck & Company 

Security National Bank 

Shreveport Bank & Trust 

Southland Corporation (cmg) 

Stephenson Floor Covering 
"Storer Equipment Sales & Services 

Sunshine Investments 
"Times Publishing Company 

Trans-Continental Oil 

Union Oil Company Foundation (cmg) 
"Upper Crust Corporation 

Waste Management, Inc. (cmg) 
"Western Electric Fund (cmg) 
"WKM Wellhead Systems 


There are other friends who gave restricted gifts to the support and advancement 
of Centenary College, 1983-84. We take pride in listing them below 


"Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Allums 
"Mr. & Mrs. S. W. L Backus 
"Mr. & Mrs. Harry V. Balcom 

Dr. George Belchic, Jr. 

Dr. Harold R. Bicknell 

Mr. Jack Blanton 

Dr. Peter B. Boggs 
"Mr. & Mrs. Charles Ellis Brown 

Mr. & Mrs. Harvey Broyles 

Dr. Walworth E. Burge 


"Mrs. Renna J. Burkhalter 
Mrs. Ruth J. Cadwallader 
Mr. Powell A. Casey 
Mr. Bill Causey, Jr. 
Mr. Olin Henry Causey 
Mr. Merritt B. Chastain, Jr. 
Mrs. Norma L. Close 

*Dr. & Mrs. R. Leonard Cooke 
Mr. John L Copeland 
Mrs. E. J. Crawford 
Mr. Donald M. Danvers 

Mr. Jones S. Davis 
"Mr. & Mrs. Paul R. Davis 

Dr. & Mrs. James F. Dean 

Mr. & Mrs. Walter Dobie 

Mrs. E. P. Doremus 
"Mr. & Mrs. George N. Drake 
"Mrs. Ella C. Edwards 
"Mrs. Grace S. Ferguson 

Mrs. Laura K. Fisher 
"Mrs. Beatrice C. Frazier 
"Mr. & Mrs. Johnnie O. Grann 

Mr. & Mrs. Bertrand J. Greve 

Dr. Mark A. Greve 

Dr. & Mrs. Howard Grimes 

Mr. John Joseph Gullo 

Mr. & Mrs. Alfred S. Gunter 

Mr. & Mrs. Edwin C. Harbuck 

Mrs. R H. Hargrove 

Mr. J. W. Hargrove 

Mr. J. Brady Harris, Jr. 

Mr. O. D. Harrison, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. O. D. Harrison, Sr. 

Dr. Dayne D. Hassell, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. J. Verne Hawn 

Dr. Joseph Steven Heard 

Mr. James J. Hindman 

Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Hinton 

Dr. & Mrs. B. J. Hollingsworth 

Mrs. C. M. Hutchinson, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Floyd B. James 

Mr. & Mrs. G. W. James, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. G. W. James, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. T. D. James 

Dr. & Mrs. Melvin F. Johnson 

Dr. George P. Kelley 

Mr. & Mrs. Norman V. Kinsey 

Mrs. Delores G LaVigne 

Mr. & Mrs. A. M. Leary 

Mr. George M. Levine 

Mrs. Patricia O'Brien Loftus 

Dr. & Mrs. Robert M. Long 

Mrs. Helen Love 

Dr. Jimmy Lu 

Mr. Charlton Lyons, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. R. D. Magers 

Dr. Thomas H. Matheny 

Mr. & Mrs. John T. McBride 

Mr. Michael P. McCarthy 

Mr. Patrick L McConathy 

Mr. & Mrs. Paul C. McDonald 

Rev. & Mrs. D. K. McDowell 

Mr. Jeff Moore 

Mr. & Mrs. Herbert D. Moye 

Mr. Robert E. Murphy, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. John T. Palmer 

Mr. Sam P. Peters 

Mr. Ward Peters 

Mr. Thomas B. Peyton, Jr. 

Mrs. Betty Tilly Pollock 

Mr. Donald F. Richardson 

Mr. Eugene A. Richardson 

Dr. N. B. Riddle 

Mr. Robert Roberts, Jr. 

Mr. Oliver H. P. Sample 

Mr. George R. Schurman 

Mr. Henry M. Shuey, Sr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Albert Sklar 

Mr. Millard P. Snyder 

Dr. & Mrs. Richard K Speairs 

Mr. & Mrs. W. Peyton Shehee, Jr. 

Mrs. Anita Mary Steinau 

Mr. & Mrs. R. A. Strange 

Mrs. Mathilde E. Summers 

Mr. Howard E. Sutton 
*Dr. Lorenz Teer 
*Mr. N. O. Thomas, Jr. 

Mr. Noah O. Thomas, Jr. 

Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Thomas 
*Mrs. David C. Tyrrell 
*Mrs. Glenn N. Walker, Jr. 
*Mr. & Mrs. John A. Walker 

Dr. & Mrs. W. Juan Watkins 
-Dr. & Mrs. Donald A. Webb 

Mr. Edwin F. Whited 
*Mr. George D. Williams 

Mr. Fred Wilson 

Mr. Lester Senter Wilson 

Ms. Joanna Glassell Wood 


-Aetna Life & Casualty Foundation 

Altrusa Club 
*Ark-La-Tex Drilling Association 

Arthur Andersen Co. Foundation (cmg) 
*Asbury UMC 
-Ashland Oil Foundation, Inc. (cmg) 

Atlas Processing 
*Aurora UMC 

Baton Rouge-Hammond District- UMC 

Baton Rouge-Lafayette District - UMC 

Bayou State Oil Corporation 

Boise Cascade Corporation 
-Boots Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Broadmoor Presbyterian Church 
-Broadmoor UMC Men's Class 

Burton Foundation 
-Caldwell Methodist Men's Club 

Carter Advertising, Inc. 
-Centenary Women's Club 
-Church of the Holy Cross Episcopal 
-Chevron Oil Company Foundation (cmg) 

CIGNA (cmg) 
-Cities Service Foundation (cmg) 

CNC Oil Company 
-Commercial National Bank 
-Community Foundation of S'port/Bossier 

Crow Foundation 
-Desk & Derrick Club of Shreveport 

Earhart Foundation 

Equitable Life Assurance Co. (cmg) 

Exxon Education Foundation (cmg) 
-Fabsteel Corporation 

Fair Foundation 
-First UMC - Alexandria 
-First UMC - Amite 
-First UMC - Bastrop 

First UMC - De Ridder 
-First UMC - Homer 
-First UMC - Lake Providence 
-First UMC - Mansfield 
*First UMC - Minden 
-First UMC - Shreveport 
-First Presbyterian Church 
*Four Square Bible Class 

Freeport-McMoran, Inc. 

-Grand Cane UMC 

Gulf Oil Foundation (cmg) 

Gulf States Toyota - Houston, Texas 
-Harsco Corporation Fund (cmg) 
-Houston Endowment, Inc. 

Jewish Chautauqua Society 

Kansas City Southern Railway 
-Kilpatrick Life Insurance Company 

Kiwanis Club of Shreveport 

Lakeview UMC 
-Lisbon UMC 

-Louisiana Board of Regents 
-Louisiana Annual Conference of the UMC 
-Louisiana Independent College Fund 
-Louisiana Land & Exploration Company 
-John & Ena K. Lund Trust 
-Magale Foundation 
*The Bruce McMillan, Jr. Foundation 
-Munholland UMC 
-Nichols Oil & Gas Corporation 
*Noel Memorial Scholarship Fund 

Peat Marwick & Mitchell 
-Pennzoil Products Company (cmg) 
*Petro-Log Incorporated 

Phillips Foundation 

Poindexter Foundation 

Prudential Foundation (cmg) 
-Rayne Memorial UMC 
-Red Ball Oxygen Company 

Red River Soccer Club 

Republic Bank & Trust 
-Rohm & Haas Company (cmg) 
-Ross Production Company 
-Shreveport District Board of the UMC 
-Shreveport Geological Society 

Shreveport Jewish Federation 

Shreveport Regional Arts Council 

South Shreveport Kiwanis 
-St. Paul's UMC - Monroe 

S. Paul's Episcopal Church - Shreveport 
*Tartt Scholarship Foundation 
-Texas Eastern Transmission (cmg) 

Toyota Motor Sales, Torrence, CA 

Transco Companies (cmg) 
-Trinity UMC 

UNI Production Company Inc. 
*UMC Board of Higher Education 

& Ministry 
-Union Oil Company Foundation (cmg) 

United Gas Pipe Line Company (cmg) 

United Methodist Foundation of Texas 

University UMC - Lake Charles 
-Upjohn Company (cmg) 
-Vivian UMC 

Wesley UMC - De Ridder 
-Western Electric Fund 
-Woman's Department Club 

World Book, Inc. (cmg) 


1983-84 GENTS CLUB 

Mr. Ernie Adams 

Mr. R. R. Adams 

Mr. Frank Akin 

Mr. Bob Anderson 

Mrs. G. M. Anderson 

Mr. H. F. Anderson 

Mr. William G. Anderson 

Mr. Howard G. Angle 

Mr. Charles Anthony 

Mr. Carl B. Arnold 

Mr. Michaell Asaff 

Mr. William J. Atkins 

Mr. Wesley Attaway 

Mr. O. P. Avinger, jr. 

S. W. L. Backus 

Mr. William E. Bancroft 

Ms. Amy D. Bandaries 

Mr. Henry L. Bango 

Mr. Bill M. Barfield 

Mr. Sam Barnwell 

Mr. Ray A. Barlow 

Mr. Robert Batchelor 

Dr. Charles T. Beaird 

Mr. Lee Beaubouef 

Mr. & Mrs. George H. Beeson 

Mr. William R. Bennett 

Mr. C. Roger Blackwood 

Dr. Oscar L. Berry 

Rev. Warren Blakeman 

Mrs. Albert Block 

Dr. James D. Boyd 

Mr. C. C. Braddock 

Mr. David B. Braddock 

Mr. L R. Brammer, Jr. 

Mr. Frank Bright 

Mr. George Brock 

Mr. Henry A. Bronner 

Mr. Chris Brown 

Mr. Harvey Broyles 

Judge Eugene W. Bryson, Jr. 

Mr. Darryl Buckingham 

Mr. Thomas F. Bullock 

Dr. William S. Bund rick 

Mr. Stuart Bunn 

Mrs. L O. Burkhalter 

Mr. C. S. Burch 

Mr. Tom L. Burton 

Dr. Charles Ronald Byrd 

Mr. Cecil P. Campbell 

Mr. James H. Campbell 

Mr. Raly Canterbury 

Mr. Pat Caraway, Jr. 

Mr. Randall E. Carlson, Jr. 

Mr. Jim E. Carlton 

Mr. Thomas G Carmody 

Mr. John D. Caruthers, Jr. 

Mr. Samuel W. Caverlee 

Mr. P. A. Cherry 

Mr. Charles H. Clawson, Jr. 

Mr. Oscar E. Cloyd 

Mr. Louie D. Cobb 

Mr. Mike Collier 

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney E. Conley 

Mr. James G. Connell 

Mr. Paul M. Cooke 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L Cooke 

Mr. Joe Cooper 

Mr. John Corley 

Dr. James G. Cosse 

Dr. Spiro G. Cosse 

Mr. Grantham Couch 

Mr. George Crane 

Mrs. E. J. Crawford 

Mr. Edward J. Crawford, III 

Mr. B. Leonard Critcher 

Mr. Ralph Cross 

Mr. Milton Crow 

Mr. M. Leslie Cruvant 

Mr. Wayne Curtis 

Mr. Armand E. Daigle 

Mr. Jim Davis 

Mr. Richard M. Davis 

Mr. Gregory A. Despot 

Mr. Charles Dilman 

Mr. P. E. Dixon 

Mr. Marlin W. Drake, Jr. 

Mr. Jules H. Dreyfuss 

Mr. O. B. Duckworth 

Mr. Donald H. Duggan 

Mr. David E. Dunphy 

Mr. Harvey J. Dupuy 

Mr. James F. Dykes 

Mr. Robert L Eaton 

Dr. Michael Ellis 

Mr. John G. Embry 

Mr. F. R. Etchen, Jr. 

Mr. Carroll W. Feist 

Mr. Malcolm W. Feist 

Dr. H. J. Fitch 

Mr. David E. Fife 

Mr. J. William Fleming 

Mr. Dan Foster 

Mr. Clinton W. Fuller 

Mr. Robert E. Galloway 

Mr. Billy Bob Gates 

Mr. C. Richard Gay 

Mr. J. Fisher George 

Mr. C. William Gerhardt 

Mr. James Gillespie 

Mr. William J. Gillespie 

Dr. Thomas A. Glass 

Mr. E. H. Gleason, Jr. 

Mr. Hood Goldsberry 

Mr. Henry Goodrich 

Dr. and Mrs. Warren D. Grafton 

Mr. James O. Graves 

Mr. Bobbv L. Greene 

Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Greve 

Mr. Mark A. Greve 

Mr. Jack W. Grigsby 

Mr. Billy Grisham 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Gwin 

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Haley 

Mrs. Lea R. Hall 

Judge Pike Hall, Jr. 

Mr. Robert B. Hamm 

Dr. A. M. Hand 

Mr. J. L Hanna 

Mr. Kenneth George Hanna 

Mr. James Joseph Hardt 

Mr.a nd Mrs. Mike Harper 

Mr. Edwin C Harbuck 

Dr. L. M. Harrison, Jr. 

Dr. Dayne T. Hassell, Jr. 

Mr. Don Hathaway 

Dr. William H. Haynie 

Dr. Joseph S. Heard 

Mr. Charles M. Hebert 

Mr. C. P. Herrington, Jr. 

Mr. Dez Hill 

Mr. James J. Hindman 

Mr. Wilbur Hirsch 

Mr. Jack B. Hodges, III 

Mr. Parnell Holt 

Mrs. Jay E. Hooper 

Mr. C. O. Horn 

Mr. Norman F. Hodgins, Jr. 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Hogan 

Dr. Joe E. Holoubek 

Mr. Charles B. Home 

Mr. Harland B. Hundley 

Mr. Roy S. Hurley 

Mrs. Janis C. Isenberger 

Mr. Tracy L Jackson 

Mr. Floyd B. James 

Mr. G. W. James 

Mr. Harry M. Jarred 

Mr. Michael H. Jarrell 

Mr. F. William Johnson, Jr. 

Mr. H. Blume Johnson 

Mr. J. H. Johnson, Jr. 

Mr. Jamie Jones 

Dr. Kenneth B. Jones 

Mr. R. F. Kayser, Jr. 

Mr. Gary M. Kennedy 

Dr. W. D. King 

Mr. B. D. Kline 

Mr. Jay Kline 

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Kneass 

Dr. Charles D. Knight 

Mr. Ben Land 

Mr. Gene Land 

Mr. Craig N. Lang 

Dr. James R. Lang 

Mr. James Larkin 

Dr. Joseph M. Lattier 

Mr. Thomas M. Lindley 

Mr. J. W. Littlejohn 

Mr. Jimmy Livesay 

Mr. Brian J. Loria 

Mr. Arnold M. Lincove 

Dr. Darrell Loyless 

Mr. J. B. Luke 

Mrs. Susybelle Lyons 

Dr. Donald G. Mack 

Mr. Alvin L Maudox 

Mr. John "b.nno, Jr. 

Dr. L W. Marr 

Mr. Gordon A. Marsalis 

Mr. Randall J. Mason 

Mr M. L Martin, Jr. 

Mr. Gordon May 

Mr. Robert K Mayo 

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Mears 

Mr. John H. Meldrum 

Mr. James R. Mitchell 

Mr. Joe Monsour 

Mr. John Montelepre, Jr. 

Mr. Barney L Moore 

Mr. J. Peyton Moore 

Mr. Bert G. Moore 

Rev. James Moore 

Mr. Loy B. Moore 

Mr. Paul H. Moore 

Mr. Randle T. Moore, III 

Mr. Taylor F. Moore 

Mr. Frank Scott Moran 

Mr. Joe E. Moran 

Mr. Malcolm S. Murchison 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F. Murphy 

Mr. James Muslow, Jr. 

Mr. James Muslow, Sr. 

Mr. Peter G. Myhre 

Mr. Michael McCarthy 

Mr. Lawrence K McCollum 

Mr. Patrick L McConathy 

Mr. O. G. McDowell 

Mr. Robert E. McDowell 

Mr. William Robert McKenzie 

Mr. Harry L Neinnast 

Mr. George D. Nelson, Jr. 

Mr. George D. Nelson, Sr. 


At. Mitchell R. Newstadt 

At. Dale Owen 

At. Jim Nunnelee 

At. Jessie Outlaw 

At. John T. Palmer 

At. Boyd W. Parker 

At. Steve G. Parker, Sr. 

At. James N. Patterson 

At. G. Ron Payne 

/Ir. Carey Pearson 

As. Cathy Peterson 

At. Walter Pipes 

At. Robert E. Plummer 

At. and Mrs. Robert Poindexter 

At. T. C. Poindexter 

At. Wade H. Pope 

At. John T. Porter 

)r. Jack W. Pou 

At. Ed Powell 

)r. Charles Price 

1r. Henry Princehouse 

)r. Ned W. Prothro 

1r. Harold K Quinn 

4r. William T. Quirk 

\t. E. H. Railsback 

\t. W. Clinton Rasberrv, Jr. 

At. D. A. Raymond, Jr. 

\t. Denzil Reedy 

1r. & Mrs. Alan Reid 

\t. Bill Revenga 

\t. Eugene Richardson 

It. Knox Ridley, Jr. 

\t. Gerry A. Riser 

\t. J. 1. Roberts 

It. Ron Roberts 

1r. Austin G. Robertson, Jr. 

1r. Austin G. Robertson, Sr. 

1r. Gene R. Robinson 

1r. Armand L Roos 

At. Robert L Rosenfield 

\t. Bobby Rosett 

Ir. Joe Rosett 

lr. Jesse J. Ross, Jr. 

Ir. William Rountree 

lr. James A. Rowell, Jr. 

lr. Nicky J. Rowell 

Ir. David Rubenstein 

Ir. Everett Rubenstein 

Ir. Wade Sample 

r. William C. Sanders, Jr. 

lr. Dan Sandifer 

Ir. Tony Sardisco 

lr. C. Lane Sartor 

r. Jerry R. Sawyer 
Ir. Ronald L. Sawyer 
Br. Jerome L Scanlon 
Ir. George R. Schurman 

r. Robert N. Schwendimann 
Ir. Gerald Scott 
Ir. Joe G. Scruggs 
Ir. John R. Seale 

r. Irving Selber 

r. Bryan Self 

r. James J. Serra 

ir. John E. Settle, Jr. 

r. William E. Shank 

r. Nolan G. Shaw 

r. Wade Shemwell 

r. Skip Shirley 

r. J. Pat Shows 

r. John M. Shuey 

r. W. L. Sibley 

r. Gene C. Sigler 

r. Lawrence S. Silver 

Mr. Wayne L Simpson 

Mr. Albert Sklar 

Mr. & Mrs. LeRoy Smallenberger 

Mr. Jerry Smith 

Mr. Ken Smith 

Mr. Charles B. Snyder 

Mr. J. P. Somner 

Mr. Robert A. Stacy, Jr. 

Mr. Clarence Stennett 

Mr. W. L. Stephenson 

Mr. Jack M. Sterritt, Jr. 

Mr. Walter C. Stevens, Jr. 

Miss Kim Strauss 

Mr. Marvin Street 

Mr. Charles W. Strickland 

Mr. Tom Strickland 

Mr. James H. Stroud 

Mr. Hal Sutton 

Mr. Howard E. Sutton 

Mr. M. L. Sutton 

Mr. Theo Taylor 

Mr. A. T. Teague, Jr. 

Dr. David Thomas 

Mr. R. N. Thompson 

Mr. Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen 

Mr. Alan Ray Tipton 

Mr. Lloyd D. Tiller, Jr. 

Mr. Lloyd D. Tiller, Sr. 

Mr. Randy G. Tiller 

Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Tillinghast 

Rev. Dr. Dan Tohline 

Dr. B. E. Trichel 

Mr. Charles G. Tutt 

Mr. Leo VanderKuy 

Mr. Ben F. Vaughan 

Mr. Donald E. Walter 

Mr. Kenneth W. Ward 

Dr. and Mrs. Juan Watkins 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Watson, Sr. 

Mr. Clayton Watson, Jr. 

Mr. Walter E. Watts, Jr. 

Mr. Chris Webb 

Dr. Donald Webb 

Mr. Ronald R. Weems 

Mr. Don Weir, Jr. 

Dr. Warren C. West, Jr. 

Mr. Nicholas H. Wheless, Jr. 

Mr. B. J. Whitaker 

Mr. C. Cody White, Jr. 

Mr. James L. White 

Mr. Mike Whitlow 

Mr. J. L. Wiener, Jr. 

Mr. C. E. Williams 

Dr. James P. Williams 

Dr. Lacy H. Williams 

Mr. Warren Williams 

Dr. Paul R. Winder 

Mr. C. L. Winkler 

Mr. James W. Wood 

Dr. W. H. Worley 

Mr. Howard Worrell 

Mr. Thomas G. Wren 

Mr. H. Alan Yokem 

Mr. Hoyt Yokem 

Mr. Jack E. Zahm 


American Plumbing Company, Inc. 

Bank of the Mid South 

Bearing Service and Supply, Inc. 

Brangato's House of Carpets 

Bossier Bank and Trust 

Burnett, Sutton, Walker & Callaway 

Ron Burns Construction Company 

Cahn Electric Company, Inc. 

Carroll Operating 

Case/Dunlap Enterprises, Inc. 

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Shreveport, Inc. 

Commercial National Bank 

Cowen Studio, Inc. 

Ferris Office Furnishings, Inc- 

First National Bank of Shreveport 

Freeman Paper Company 

Fringe Benefit Plans, Inc. 

G & G Distributing Corporation 

The Gate House 

Clyde Gorum Nursery & Landscape, Inc. 

Graef Electric Company, Inc. 

The Handyman, Inc. 

Hanrahan Reporting Service 

Harris, Leary and Company, Inc. 

House of Brass 

KRMD AM and FM Radio Station 

Kilpatrick Life Insurance Co. of Louisiana 

Kon Tiki Restaurant 

C. W. Lane Company, Inc. 

Le Boss'ier Hotel 

Liberty Bank and Trust 

Beal Locke & Associates, Inc. 

Louisiana Bank and Trust 

Louisiana Downs, Inc. 

Bill Lowrey Motor Company 

Magnolia Liquor Company of Shreveport 

Mama Mia's Restaurant 

Minden Bank and Trust 

Montgomery Agency, Inc. 

New York Furniture, Inc. 

Pasquier, Batson and Company 

Physician and Surgeons Hospital 

Pickett Food Service, Inc. 

Pioneer Bank and Trust Company 

Pioneer Mortgage Corporation 

H. H. Prescott and Sons 

Pride Exploration, Inc. 

The Razor's Edge 

Red River Valley Bank 

Road Runner Car Wash 

Ruth's Chris Steak House 

Scott Pest Control Service 

Seagull Operating Company, Inc. 

Security National Bank of Shreveport 

Shreveport Bank and Trust Company 

Shreveport Refrigeration 

Jean Simpson Temporary Employment 

Somdal Associates 

Sports World, Inc. 

Steadman's Sports Center 

Steel Erectors, Inc. 

Storer Equipment Sales and Service, Inc. 

Stuart's Inc. 

Bill Tabor Contractors, Inc. 

Trans-World Life Insurance Company 

Urban Developers, Inc. 

Walker and Walker 

Werntz and Associates, Inc. 


To Parents of Centenary graudates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-0188. 

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Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104 





Saturday, Feb. 9, 1985 


Registration in the SUB 

2-4 p.m. 

Campus Open Houses 

7:43 p.m. 

Gents vs. Houston Baptist 

Gold Dome 

Also featuring the Homecoming Court 

And former basketball players, 


After the Game 

Victory Dance 

Sheraton at Pierremont Plaza 

Dorsey Summerfield & the Polyphonies 

No charge 

The Committee 

Julia Ann Hamiter Andress '63 

Emily Hayden Viskozki '58 

Steve Heard 75 

Sylvia Synder Lowe 71 

Buss DeLaney 

Bill Ball '87 


Haynes Gym 
ready for spring 


Current program 
strong, growing 

Ed Harbuck '56 
recalls his unit 

}une 21-22 

Make plans now 
to see friends at 
Alumni Weekend 

Reunions planned 
for Saturday night 

Work continues on 
Alumni Directory 

Founders' Day, April 18 

11:10 a.m. 

Haynes Gymnasium 

On the cover 

The art deco detail in the foyer of Haynes Gym takes on a new dimension as the 
cover artwork for this issue of Centenary. We salute the Haynes Gym project donors- 
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Broyles, Mrs. Patricia O'Brien Loftus, Mrs. Delores LaVigne, Mr. 
and Mrs. Albert Sklar, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wilson, The Crow Foundation, The Poindexter 
Foundation, and The Community Foundation of Shreveport- Bossier— and we salute 
the building— a gymnasium with character that Centenary students will enjoy for many 
years to come. 

Creating top-quality TV spots is quite a challenge on a near-zero budget. Local writer, producer Dan 
Baldwin (right) took the challenge and donated his time and expertise to make two new spots for the 
College featuring members of the Centenary College Choir. The students participating include [front row, 
left to right) Christine Reid, Rick Cowell, Paul Parks, Mary Kay Coffman, and [top row, left to right) 
Trent Mien, Melanie Crane, and Ron Whittler. The spot— which we hope will make you smile— was 
videotaped at Shreveport' s First Methodist Church Studio— also free of charge. What would we do> 
without good friends\? 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPSO15560), April, 1985, Volume 12, 
No. 4 is published four times annually in 
July, October, January, and April by the 
Office of Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary 
Boulevard, Shreveport, Louisiana 71 134- 
0188. Second Class postage paid at 
Shreveport, La. POSTMASTER: Send 
address changes to Centenary, P.O. Box 
4188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-0188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor lanie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Morgan, Kay 1 

Production Creative Type, li 

Rushing Printing 

Alumni Director Anita Martin 

Photography lanie Flourn 

Haynes Gym ready for students 

lust as you receive this magazine, 
entenary College officials are making 
le final rounds of inspection on the 
novation of WA Haynes Memorial 

Some $333,000 was spent this spring 
) modernize and renew the almost 50- 
;ar-old building. 

A $25,000 grant from the Community 
sundation of Shreveport-Bossier 
inded the restoration of the art deco 
>yer of the gym. The renovation there 
icluded replacing the black vitrolite 
ass, cleaning and refinishing the 
;rrazzo floor, repairing and repainting 
le plasterwork, refinishing the 

woodwork and refurbishing the exterior 

The remaining $308,000 has been 
donated by seven benefactors to make 
improvements throughout the approxi- 
mately 50,000-square-foot building, and 
to clean the exterior 

The bloxoned floor of heart-grained 
pine blocks on end — one of the few in 
the country — was refinished, along 
with the wooden bleachers. The 
gymnasium walls and ceiling were also 
repainted and repaired. 

The men's and women's locker 
rooms and the physical conditioning 
laboratory were refurbished, and an 

\idle Florsheim '46 signs the contract for The Florsheim Construction Co. to begin renovation work on 
dynes Gym. Enjoying the moment are (left to right) President Donald Webb, Mark Florsheim, and Aubrey 
cKelvy Jr. '52, architect on the project. 

aerobic exercise room was added. The 
handball courts were brought up to 
date, and the pottery and sculpture 
classrooms were expanded and 
upgraded. A classroom was added on 
the upper level. 

Aubrey A McKelvy Jr., a 1952 
graduate of Centenary, was the architect 
on the project, and the construction was 
done by The Florsheim Co., whose 
owner is Tiddle Florsheim, a 1946 
graduate of Centenary. 

WA. Haynes Memorial Gymnasium 
was built in 1936 and honors 
Shreveport oilman WA Haynes, who 
was a benefactor of Centenary programs in 
the 1920s and '30s. 

Today, the gym is used to house the 
offices and equipment for the very 
popular Intramurals program. All 
Intramural volleyball and basketball 
games are held there, as well as tennis 
matches or practices on rainy days. 
When Centenary folks are not using the 
facility, it is made available to 
community groups and schools. 

The ROTC program is housed in the 
basement in an 1 1-room suite complete 
with rifle range. Art and physical 
education classes are also taught in 
Haynes's classrooms. 

It goes without saying that this 
renovation is certainly a boost to 
Centenary's quality of life. 

Brightest and best 

Centenary College is looking for 
the brightest and the best You, as 
alumni and friends— especially 
those of you outside the Ark-La-Tex 
— can make an invaluable contri- 
bution to the College by helping 
out in one (or more!) of the 
following ways: 

• Scan yoUr local newspapers 
for articles about outstanding high 
school students. Send the clippings 
plus any other information— parent's 
names, home addresses, high 
schools, etc. — to Centenary Alumni 

• Call prospects and final 
applicants as requested by the 
Admissions office. 

• Host gatherings in your home 
for prospective students and 
parents. A 12-minute award winning 
slide show is available. 

• Represent Centenary at 
College Day or night programs in 
your city. The Office of Admissions 
will supply materials. 

• Adopt a high school, and 
serve as the Centenary represen- 
tative there. Exact involvement will 
depend on the guidance counselor. 

• Bring prospective students to 
Centenary in your car or van. 

• Initiate, plan, and execute a 
Centenary Book Award program in 
local high schools. 

If each of our 8,000-plus alumni 
gave us the name of only one 
prospective student, we would 
easily boost our enrollment by the 
200 students needed to maintain a 
strong student body in the years 

To volunteer or to obtain more 
information, please contact the 
Office of Alumni Relations, 
Centenary College, P.O. Box 4188, 
Shreveport, La, 71134-0188, 


Women's Club boost 

With a gift of $10,000 Mr. and Mrs. 
Otto B. Duckworth have increased the 
endowment fund of the Centenary 
Women's Club Endowed Scholarship by 
84 percent. Centenary Women's Club 
President Bea White said, "With this 
most generous contribution, we can 
now give three $1,000 scholarships out of 
the fund." Mr. Duckworth is a 1928 
graduate of Centenary. 

Albert Sklar [left), chairman of the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund, and Chris Webb, director of the anm\ 
fund, are working towards the highest fund goal to date: $ 1 ,072,000. Your gift to this unrestricted fund is l:j 
deductible and means that today's students have the same opportunities for quality education that were givl 
to you. 

Alumni Directory telephone phase 

Beginning June 27, the Harris 
Publishing Company will conduct 
telephone follow-ups to Centenary 
alumni for verification of the information, 
to be printed in the directory tentatively 
slated for release in the fall. At the same 
time, the telephone representatives will 
be inviting alumni to order personal 
copies of the volume. 

The telephone call is a follow-up to 
the two questionnaire mailings sent to 
all alumni with verified addresses. If you 
have not received your questionnaire, 
please let us know immediately. 

Since the cost of the directory is 
self-liquidating through directory sales, 

these requests are made on the part ol 
the Harris Company with complete 
approval. These procedures enable us t 
make the book available to alumni at r 
cost or obligation to Centenary College 
of Louisiana and, as a byproduct, the 
Harris Company provides us with 
completely updated alumni records. 

If you have not received a 
questionnaire form, please write to: 

Doreen Luff 

Customer Service Representative 

Bernard C Harris Publishing Co., Inc. 

3 Barker Avenue 

White Plains, NY 10601 

Alumni Scholars 

Two Bossier City students have been 
awarded the prestigious, four-year, full 
tuition Alumni Scholarships at 
Centenary College. 

Rodney Allen Armand and Maggi 
Leigh Madden were selected on their 
outstanding achievements in academics, 
and extra curricular and personal 

activities. In addition, they were 
interviewed by members of the Alumni 
Association Board of Directors. 

Rodney is the son of Mr. and Mrs. i 
Glen Armand, and he is a senior at 
Bossier High School. Maggi, a senior a 
Airline High School, is the daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Woodrow Madden 

Centenary* Night 

A night to remember ... music and 
nging ... awards ... fanfare ... a night to 

"This will be a very special occasion," 
earned Bishop Walter Underwood, who 
iginated the idea of Centenary! Night. 
It will be an extravaganza— a fun time 
i spotlight the College and the Church." 

To be held the first night of Annual 
inference, Monday, June 3, the gala 
ill begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Gold 
3me, under the direction of Robert 
jseick. Everyone is invited to attend. 

The high point of the evening will 
ime when the winners of the Bishop's 
ophies are announced. The Trophies 
ill be presented to the three 
lurches— small, medium, and large- 
no have the most students enrolled at 
jntenary College. The prestigious 
vards, presented by the Bishop 
mself, will remain at the winning 
lurches forever. 

Each winner will also be presented a 
ass "credit card" which will entitle the 

bearer admittance to the hundreds of 
athletic, academic and cultural events to 
be held at Centenary in the 1985-86 
academic year. Additionally, a 
scholarship to Centenary will be 
awarded to each of the three winning 

The evening's program will begin 
with a performance of the internationally 
known Centenary College Choir. 
Directed by Dr. Will K. Andress '61, the 
Choir will sing the show tunes and 
popular songs for which they are so 

The widely acclaimed president of 
Wiley College, Dr. Robert A Hayes, will 
give the keynote address, followed by 
the presentation of awards. 

Immediately afterwards, a candlelight 
reception will be held in Hodges Rose 
Garden with entertainment by the 
Centenary Woodwind Quintet. 

A night to remember 
celebrate with us! 


First I.C Love scholarships awarded 

Five Centenary College students 
ive been selected to receive the first 
I. Love Scholarships for 1985-86. 

They are Shelley Renee Sewell, an 
coming freshman and daughter of the 
?v and Mrs. John H. Sewell of Baker; 
nnifer Watson, daughter of the Rev. 
id Mrs. Grayson Watson of Baton 
puge; Renee Bergeron, daughter of the 
[v, and Mrs. Tommy R Bergeron of 
eenwell Springs; Lauri Humphreys, 
lughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Charles 

Humphreys of Springhill, and Michael 
Holt, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Melvin R 
Holt of Monroe. 

Based on academic merit, the I.C 
Love Scholarships are full-tuition awards 
made to dependents of Methodist 
Ministers of Louisiana Conference. 

The late |.C Love |r. was a member 
of the Centenary College Board of 
Trustees and an active member of the 
Methodist Church. 

1 [otography brought these two enthusiasts together 2 5 years ago, and this month they are celebrating with an 
kbit in Magale Library. Dr. Earle Labor {left) takes the pictures, and H.Q "Bob" Wiseman {right) develops 
vm. Mr. Wiseman also develops most of the photographs for this publication, getting prints from some 
natives that any other developer would consider hopeless. 


One of my favorite numbers that the 
Centenary Choir performs this year is a 
medley from the Broadway hit, "Cats." 
When I hear the solo number, 
"Memory," I find myself reminiscent of 
my own special periods of the past. The 
four years I spent as a student here at 
Centenary certainly rank among my 
most treasured memories. And, to have 
the opportunity of working where these 
memories were propogated is both a 
privilege and a challenge. 

A challenge that has presented 
itself from the outset when I was a 
member of the admissions staff is the 
cultivation of alums to help with 
recruiting. As an alum and a 
recruiter I was able to share with 
prospective students an authenic 
enthusiasm not only for the education I 
earned, but also for the community that 
nurtured my growth. What a thrill to 
play a part in creating a memory for 
someone else! The challenge 1 propose 
for you is: in your encounters with 
youth, let your memories of Centenary 
envisage for them what could become 
the most significant four years of their 
lives. You do, indeed, make a difference! 

Lord Byron said, "The 'good old 
times' — all times when old, are good." 
Now that you have been challenged to 
remember actively your "good old 
times" at Centenary, why not make 
plans to attend Alumni Weekend, lune 
21-22? The Alumni Board and Reunion 
Organizers have planned activities that 
will further stimulate your memories, 
plus create some new ones. The 
Centenary community invites your 
memories to come alive in '85! 

Anita Cleaver Martin 80 
Director of Alumni Relations 


Kathy Johnson 

What a delight to have Olympic medalist Kathy 
Johnson '80 as a special guest at Homecoming. 

The petite, never-say-die gymnast who led the 
Centenary team to national championships in 1978 and 
79, was truly glad to be home ... in Shreveport where she 
could spend time with old friends, and on campus, 
where she could relax with faculty and staff, and recall 
her days at Centenary when she earned the American 
Cup Championship, the U.S.A National Championship, 
and Ail-American honors for two years running. 

A USA National team member from 1976-84, Kathy 
was also a member of the U.S.A World Championships 
in 1978, 1979, 1981, and 1983. She was a bronze 
medalist and Eighth All Around in the World 
Championships in Strasbourg, France, in 1978. 

She joined the U.S. Olympic team in 1980, only to 
experience one of her biggest ever disappointments -the 
U.S. boycott of the competition. Undaunted, in 1982, she 
was second All Around in the USA vs. USSR; First All 
Around in the USGT International Invitational. In 
1983, Kathy was the highest American finisher in the 
World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. 

And in the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, 
Kathy had her 2-year-old-dream come true, winning two 
medals — a silver in team competition and a bronze on 

Ed Harbuck 

Active while a student at Centenary; now active in 
the community, Ed Harbuck '56 is truly a leader among 

With a degree in economics and an Army 
Commission earned in the College's ROTC program, Ed 
served with the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army 
before joining the Prudential Insurance Co. of America in 
1963. Today, he is a Life and Qualifying Member of the 
Million Dollar Round Table. 

Appointed by former Louisiana Governor Dave 
Treen, Ed serves as a member of the Louisiana State 
Civil Service Commission, vice chairman of the Board of 
Directors and a member of the Board of Deacons of First 
Baptist Church, and a member of the Board of Family 
Counseling and Children's Services, Pierremont Oaks 
Tennis Club, and The Shreveport Club. 

Ed was named Shreveport's Outstanding Young Man 
in 1967 and listed in Outstanding Young Men in 
America in 1970. He has served as president of the 
Community Council, Shreveport Chapter of CLU, Tax 
Institute of the Ark-La-Tex, Centenary College's Gents 
Club, and Centenary's Alumni Association; chairman of 
the board of First Baptist Church School, chairman of 
the Alumni Division of the Great Teachers- Scholars Fund 
at Centenary, and vice chairman of the United Way 

the balance beam. 

Now "retired," Kathy will be traveling around the 
country promoting sponsors and (we particularly like 
this part) helping recruit students for Centenary. 

Ed and his wife, the former Del Threlkeld, an honor: 1 ! 
graduate of Centenary, have four sons, one, Christopheij 
a senior at Centenary majoring in geology and a Major 
in ROTC. 

Like father, like son? i 

[he 1955 Cadet Corps-, (first row, left to right) Treadwell, ]ackson, Kelly, Brook, 
loper, Hendricks, Orr-, [second row, left to right) Bethune, Hess, Cothren, Bennet, 

lames Halliburton, )., Willis, Stephens, and [third row, left to right) Lane, Halli- 
burton, L, Bearden, Harbuck, White, and Ricord. Not pictured is Apolo Garcia. 

Centenary ROTC: A 32-year perspective 

By Edwin C Harbuck '56 

The Koren War was raging. Universal 
Military Training was the law of the land. 
Ay generation had no choice about 
;erving - our only option was to serve 
is commissioned officers or in the 
unlisted ranks. For these and other valid 
easons, the establishment of Army 
IOTC at Centenary in the fall of 1952 
/as a major consideration when 
hoosing a college. 

During that era, ROTC was 
nandatory for freshmen and sophomore 
nen. Women were included only as 
sponsors." The Advanced Course for 
jnior and senior men was voluntary 
ind culminated in a Reserve or Regular 
Commission upon graduation. There 
/ere no scholarships in those days, but 
he advanced cadets did earn the 
landsome sum of ninety cents per day 
luring their last two years! A six week 
amp at either Ft. Hood, Texas, or 
t Benning, Georgia, was an additional 
equirement the summer between our 
Jnior and senior years. 

Until 1955, each school in our region 
ittended camp as a group. Individual 
"ompetition between cadets was fierce 
p well as a comparison between 
;chools. The performance of Centenary 

cadets clearly indicated the superior 
level of our program as measured 
against such institutions as Texas 
A & M, Louisiana State University, 
Northeast, and Northwestern. 

During the 1950s, the Centenary unit 
produced between 1 5 and 25 second 
lieutenant graduates each year. The 
graduates were commissioned in one of 
the three combat arms or one of the 
support branches. Although most of our 
graduates served only a short time as 
Reserve Officers, returning to their 
civilian occupations after military service, 
a number made the Army a career. 

My group attended summer camp in 
1954. There were 22 of us at Ft. Benning 
that summer in the old Harmony 
Church Training Area. Our platoon was 
made up of cadets from Centenary and 
Texas A & M; our company included 
cadets from Mississippi Southern, 
Florida A & M, and Centenary. We agreed 
to the man, that the summer of '54 was 
both a difficult and a rewarding 
experience. Our group developed a high 
degree of camaraderie that has lasted 
through the years and was recently 
evidenced in a 30-year reunion last ]une. 
Twelve of our number attended our 
party, and two others who were unable 
to attend called long distance. 

1 am in a unique position to make a 
comparison between the program of the 
1950s and the program as it now exists. 
I remember vividly the training we 
received. Since one of my sons is 
currently a senior cadet at Centenary, 1 
am keenly aware of the 1985 program. In 
all candor, the 1985 version is markedly 
superior for several reasons: 

1. Under current doctrine, only 
volunteers participate. 

2. Coeds are full participants in the 
current program. 

3. Because the corps is smaller, 
training is much more 
personalized and intensive. In 
some cases instruction is 
conducted on a one-on-one basis. 

4. The cadet corps participates and 
is visibly identifiable as a unit in 
many school functions (intra- 
murals, money raisers, basketball 
game ushers, etc.) 

It is right and fitting that a liberal 
arts school should be a training ground 
for citizen soldiers. The concept is 
fundamentally American. The experience 
was invaluable to me, and I believe that 
Centenary is better in the 1980s for 
making it available once again. 


Outstanding reputation in v 50s 
inspires program for the '80s 

Camouflaged on the rifle range in the basement of Waynes Gym are members of the Military Science faculty. 
They include (back row, left to right) M/Sgt. Odell Hardimon; Capt. David Hymel, and M/Sgt. }uventino 
Martinez, and (kneeling) Capt. }ohn Cooley, chairman of the department. Only a few years old, the new 
ROTC program is well-established and on the grow. 


Reserve Officers Training Corps. 
ROTC. Military Science. 

Whatever you call it, today's Army j 
training at Centenary College is keeping 
up with the times. 

For men and women, the program 
offers scholarships covering tuition, feel 
and book allowances; opportunities fori 
specialized training physical fitness; anj 
a group camaraderie which encourages 
excellence, honor, and patriotism. 

"It was Centenary's reputation for 
producing such large numbers of 
outstanding officers in the 1950's that 
encouraged the Army to look at the 
school again in the '80s," said Capt. 
John Cooley, assistant professor of 
Military Science. "Things looked good, 
so the Army established an ROTC 
Extension Program, which is actually a i 
satellite of the program at Northwesten 
State University. But unlike Centenary's! 
ROTC program in the '50s, this one is 

The new program started out with 
only two contracted students and two 
staff members. In just four years, it has 
grown to 16 contracted students and 
hundreds more who take the basic 
courses. The staff has increased to two 
officers and two non commissioned 
officers. "We are really pleased with this 1 
growth," said Capt. Cooley. "The new 
Army is complex and rooted in 
technological advancement. Educated 
officers are vitally important, and 
Centenary College enjoys a reputation cj 
academic excellence within the Army." 

Military Science instruction is 
divided into the Basic Course (first two ] 
years) and the Advanced Course (third I 
and fourth years). Completion of both, J 
along with the regular liberal arts 
college curriculum, will lead to a 
commission in the National Guard, the i 
U.S. Army Reserve, or the regular Army, d 

Enrollment in the Basic Course 
assumes no military commitment. 
Course work includes classes such as 
basic marksmanship, basic leadership, 1 
military physical conditioning, 
orienteering, and tactical training. 

Selection for enrollment in the 
Advanced Course and ROTC 
scholarships is competitive and is base 
on completion of the basic course, 
academic achievement, Military Science! 
qualifying test scores, and physical 


The equivalent of the basic Course 
nay also be acceptable. "When entering 
■eshmen have had four years of Junior 
DTC in high school, we can evaluate 
nat performance and perhaps move 
nem in their sophomore year right into 
ne Advanced Course," explained Capt. 
tooley. Successful participation in the 
ix-week ROTC Summer Camp or prior 
f current military service may also be 
sed to meet the requirements. 

The Advanced Course does require a 
lilitary obligation, and students 
ontract with the Army. "Now that we 
lust actively recruit students, we add 
erks to the contract," Capt. Cooley said. 
We can guarantee certain training - like 
ommunications - or specific duty - like 
le reserves. That way, the student 
nows what he or she is obligated to do, 
nd the Army knows what it must 

If students want scholarships, they 
re available. "They cover tuition and 
ses and provide an allowance for 
ooks," said Capt. David Hymel, 
ssistant professor of Military Science. 

Riflery open 
to all students 

While the Centenary rifle range is 
housed in the heart of the Military 
Science Department, membership on 
the rifle team is open to any student. 

"As an NCAA sport, we participate 
as a varsity sport in the Trans Atlantic 
Athletic Conference/' explained Capt 
John Cooley, assistant professor of 
Military Science and team coach. "Last 
year we were third in the Conference, 
and this year, we won it We have 13 
ishooters, about half and half male and 
female," he said. "One of them has a 
good chance of being named an 
Ail-American, too." 

With the purchase of three Anschutz 
rifles - a gift from an ROTC dad - the 
team can really compete nationally now. 

And that's not the end of the 
irainbow: Capt Cooley was quick to 
point out that "Olympic shooters come 
from colleges." 

Centenary cadet Connie A Thode takes a first aid test at the 1984 ROTC Basic Camp in Ft. Knox, Ky. 
Centenary's ROTC program includes several women, who are each looking at various options for future 
leadership and service. 

"The students also get $100 a month 
allowance as long as they maintain a 
minimum 2.0 grade point average." 

Elizabeth Wadsworth of Clifton, Va., 
contracted this year with the Army as a 
non-scholarship student. However, she 
does earn the $100-per-month tax-free 
subsistence. This summer, she will go to 
Advanced Camp and could earn up to 

Peter Lee is a freshman, but he 
already holds membership in a National 
Guard unit. Already contracted, Peter's 
duty after graduation will be with the 
National Guard. 

Jerry Smith's Junior ROTC experience 
at North Caddo High School will earn 
him an early commission. "He will sit on 
the commission until he gets his 
diploma," Capt. Cooley explained. "Then 
he can go into a guard or reserve unit if 
he wants to or apply for active duty." 

The Military Science professors also 
work with students outside their 
immediate program. Jeff Ellis, a senior at 
Centenary, will be going to seminary, 
but he is interested in becoming an 
Army chaplain. Both Capt. Cooley and 
Capt. Hymel are assisting with his career 
plans. Two nursing students from the 
Northwestern School of Nursing in 
Shreveport also take part in Centenary's 
Military Science program, so that they 
can be nurses in the Army. 

The Department of Military Science 
is housed in the basement of Haynes 
Gymnasium and includes 1 1 rooms and 

a rifle range The first staff members - 
Rick Foster and David Ivey - organized 
the complete refurbishing of the suite, 
using student manpower and supplies 
issued by the Army and Centenary. With 
posters, paperbacks, and pingpong, the 
area is a friendly inviting gathering 
place for ROTC students. 

"We like to offer some extra 
recreation," said Capt. Cooley, "because 
we like to spend time with our students, 
but also because it's a good way to help 
with retention. 

"But we really push academics. We 
do a lot of counseling in this area to 
make sure our students are achieving 
their best." A lot of high grade point 
averages can attest to their 

Apparently, the program is 
"taking off," says Bob Thomas, Cadet 
Corps Commander, who will graduate 
this May with a political science degree 
and simultaneously receive a Second 
Lieutenant's commission in the Army 
Corps of Engineers. 

"It's unusual having so much 
responsibility placed on us," he said, 
"but it's great. The more our friends see 
how good the program is, the more 
interested they become. We've recruited 
a lot of students that way." 

Quality officers - the Army wants 
them, and Centenary is producing them. 

Memories Come Alive in '85 

Alumni Weekend 

June 21-22 

Friday, June 2 1 

"BEST BALL SCRAMBLE" Golf Tournament for men and women. 1 :00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at 
Querbes Golf Course. The format shall consist of a two or four mixed team scramble, 
depending on the size of the response. Entry fee is $1 5.00 per person which includes golf 
cart, green fee, and prizes. Registration deadline is lune 1 5th. 

AWARDS BANQUET - will be held this year at the Best Western Regency Motor Hotel. The 
Social Hourwill start at 6: 30 p.m. followed by the Banquet at 7:30 p.m. The 1985 Hall of Fame 
Award and the 1985 Honorary Alum will be presented at the Banquet. 

Saturday, June 22 

9:00-9:45 am. Registration and Reception in the Moore Student Union Building (SUB) 

Alumni College 

10:00-10:45 am. 

Book Discussion - Dr. Webb Pomeroy 
'44 T.L lames Professor of Religion Read 
or read again Ernest Hemingway's The 
Old Man and the Sea for a stimulating 
discussion of the religious themes and 
purpose of this classic. 

"Indochina Revisited" - ]udy Godfrey 
'66, Director of Programs, Meadows 
Museum, will show this film, a moving, 
lyrical look at the countries of Vietnam, 
Cambodia and Laos in the late 1930s, as 
seen through the art, music, and journals 
of artist lean Despujols. Winner of five 
prestigious awards. Two sessions. 

"Helping Parents Survive Adolescense" 

- Dr. loseph Carlisle '67 - Associate 
Professor LSUS. A discussion for the 
adolescent-family and parental response 
to development concerns. The elements 
of a family system which makes for 
healthy/unhealthy families. Question 
and answer session. Two sessions. 

"Everything You Wanted to Know 
About Piano ... in 45 Minutes" - Susan 
Lambert 78 -Lecturer in Piano. A 
beginner's course in piano in our newest 
piano lab. Class size limited. Two sessions. 

"Tips on Vacation Photographs" - 

Thurman Smith '50, owner, Thurman C. 
Smith Photography. Have you ever 
wanted to capture a memory? Thurman 
will show you how to get the most out 
of your vacation pictures. 

Rappelling with Dr. Stanton Taylor, 
Professor of Chemistry. Relive the thrill 
(the fright?) of your first rappel down 
Mickel's south face; or, if you missed the 
thrill back then, you will have another 
chance. Wear your tennis shoes and 

11:00-11:45 am. 

"Indochina Revisited" 

"Helping Parents Survive 

"Everything You Wanted to Know 
About Piano ... in 45 minutes" 

"Introduction to Computers" - Miles E. 
Hitchcock 71, Instructor of Mathematics. 
If you are a novice interested in learning 
how computers work and what they can 
do, this session in our new computer 
lab is for you. The various components 
of a computer system and how humans 
react with the system will be 

"Dressing For Success - Your 
Professional and Personal Image" - 

Sue Towery 74, Carol lackson Color 
Consultant. Fifty-five percent of what we 
believe about one another is based on 
observation and interpretation of 
nonverbal signals. The way we dress 
tells how we want others to perceive us 
and how we want to be treated. 

"Paying For A College Education" - 

Karen Cole, Director of Financial Aid. A 
workshop on financial aid and 
scholarships. Information will be given 
about federal, state, and college- 
sponsored programs, including step-by- 
step financial aid planning. 

Faculty and Alumni 
Family Cookout 

Rain or Shine 
Moore Student Union Building ! 

12:00 Noon 
FREE: Donations are accepted! 

"Roaring 20' s" Alumni Luncheon 
will be held in the Centenary Room of 
Bynum Commons again this year. The 
luncheon will begin at noon. 

The afternoon is free to see our newly 
remodeled Haynes Gym, walk through 
the Hodges Rose Garden, cruise on the 
River Rose, visit Louisiana Downs, or 
talk with professors and friends. 

See back page section 
for reunion details 

The Reunion organizers cordially 
invite you to their reunions whether 
you are an alum of their class or not. 
Please indicate on the registration form 
which reunion you will be attending 
and send in your money. 

ROTC Alumni Reception 

There will be a reception for alumn 
Time and place to be announced at a late 

Just For Youngsters 

Friday, June 21 

6:00- 10:00p.m 

Walt Disney movies, supervised activitie 

Saturday, June 22 

8:30 am- 12 noon 

Cartoons, activities 

1:30 -5:00 p.m. 

Indoor and outdoor activities 

6:00- 12:00 midnight 

Walt Disney movies, games 

Some Walt Disney movies will be 
shown: structured and highly supervisee] 
activities both indoors and outdoors wi j 
be offered. Your children will need som<j 
pocket change for soft drinks and 
amusements, etc. 

No meals will be provided. You will j i 
be in charge of feeding your children or i 
Friday and Saturday. Please bring them t< 
the Alumni/Faculty cookout for lunch a: 
noon on Saturday. The spacious James j 
Dorm Lobby will serve as our head- 
quarters for the kids. 


Alumni Weekend '85 

The Alumni Board has been hard at 
A/ork trying to plan lots of exciting 
activities and events which would 
nterest each one of you during Alumni 
Weekend, and we feel that we have been 
successful. There are events for every 
age group for both our local alums and 
Dur out-of-towners. Special provisions 
are being made for alums and their 
amilies If you plan to join us this year, 
nlease check one or several of the 
activities provided on the registration 
orm. If childcare or on- campus housing 
s needed, please send in your 
egistration form by |une 1. We'll follow 
jp your reservation with more 


This year we are fortunate again to 
aave on-campus housing in James 
Dorm. Dorm rooms are available at a 
ninimum price of $10.00 a room per 
light per couple. You'll need to bring 
Dillows, linens, your alarm clock, etc. if 
/ou plan to take advantage of these 
accommodations; as you remember, the 
'ooms are spartan. Kids stay with you at 
ao extra charge, but you must provide 
sleeping bags! 

Also, four of our major hotels have 
given us special double occupancy room 
'ates. It is extremely important to make 
/our reservations early if you are in need 
}f accommodations due to the large 
:rowd that will be in town for the horse 
'aces. Please take advantage of these 
economical services according to your 
: amily needs. Make reservations one 
Tionth in advance for these rates. 

Best Western Regency 
.1-20 at Spring) 

$55.00 1-800-282-8826 (La. Only) 

thateau Motor Hotel 
1 1-20 at Spring) 

555.00 1-800-282-8826 (La. Only) 

Sheraton at Pierremont Plaza 
550.00 1-800-321-4182 (La. only) 
(318) 797-9900 

Sheraton - Bossier Inn 
jl-20 at Old Minden Road) 
539.00 (318)742-9700 

Special events this year 

A Golf Tournament has been 
banned for Friday afternoon, June 21. 


Detach and mail with payment to Alumni Weekend, Centenary College, P.O. Box 4188, 
Shreveport, LA 71134-0188. Make checks payable to "Alumni Weekend." Your cancelled 

check will be your receipt. 



Attending spouse 


Maiden name 


Class (if alum) 

Friday, June 2 1 

Golf Tournament. 1 :00-4:30 p.m. Handicap or average score for pairing purposes. 

@ $1 5.00 per person 

Name handicap 

Name handicap 

Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m., social hour, cash bar 7:30 p.m. Banquet, Regency Hotel 
(5) $10.00 per person . 

Saturday, June 22 

Please indicate the number of adults/children attending each event. 
REGISTRATION, 9:00-9:45 a.m., Student Union Building 

Alumni College Classes 

10:00-10:45 am. 

Book discussion (Pomeroy) 
Meadows Film (Godfrey) 
Survival (Carlisle) 
Piano Lab (Lambert) 
Photography (Smith) 
Rapelling (Taylor) 

1 1:00-1 1:45 

Meadows Film (Godfrey) 

_____ Survival (Carlisle) 

Piano Lab (Lambert) 

^___ Computers (Hitchcock) 

Dress for Success (Towery) 

Financing College (Cole) 

.ALUMNI FAMILIES & FACULTY COOKOUT, 12 noon, Student Union Building 


"Roaring 20's" 
50th Reunion, Class of 1935 
30th Cluster Reunion Classes of '54, '55, '56 
25th Reunion, Class of 1960 
10th Reunion, Class of 1975 
5th Cluster Reunion, '79, '80, '81 

Guests of the College 
@ $15.00 per person 
@ $17.50 per person . 
(5) $20.00 per person . 
@ $15.00 per person . 
@ $15.00 per person 

Dormitory Housing 

Single-occupancy room Double-occupancy room 

@ $10 per night @ $10 per night 

Est. time of arrival on campus: children in room 


Childcare/Youth Program 

Names and ages of children to be registered: 

(Any area of particular interest youth might have: 

Friday, 6:00-10:00 p. m 

Saturday, 8:30-12 noon 

Saturday, 1:30-5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, 6:00-12 midnight 




from Asheville, NC, is hoping to make 
the next reunion ... but in the meantime, 
are there alumni in her area who would 
like to get together? 

DR W. D. BODD1E '37 retired from 
the Louisiana Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church in June, 1983. 
He is now serving on the ministerial 
staff, parttime, of the First Methodist 
Church in Shreveport, where he and 
Margaret live. 

owner and manager of Overhead Door 
of Little Rock, Inc., where his wife, 
JOHNETTE SCHILLING, is the secretary- 
treasurer. They formerly owned 
Overhead Door in Shreveport before 
moving to Arkansas in 1947. Frank is an 
Air Force veteran having served in both 
World War 11 and Korea as a navigator. 
They have two married daughters and 
two grandchildren. 


from Lake Charles that husband 
THOMAS has retired from Cities Service 

Help Wanted: Ken Barlow of 1434 
Summit Ave., Linwood, Pa. 19061, is 
trying to make contact with BEATRICE 
ERNESTINE DICKEY '47 or her parents. 
Can anyone from the Class of '47 help 

WILLIAM E. McCLEARY '48 became 
an associate librarian at Louisiana State 
University in Shreveport, where he is in 
charge of a congressional depository 
collection of federal publications. He 
joined the LSU-S staff in July, 1967 at its 
opening. Look for an article he has 
written in a future issue of Centenary. 

and husband JIM are proud 
grandparents for the second time with 
the birth of Rachel Anne in (anuary. 
Rachel's parents, Dr. Jim Hamilton, Jr. 
and wife Pam, have a two-year old 
named Elizabeth. Sharon and Jim's 
other daughter is a senior in high 


REV. CLARENCE POPE '50 and wife 
MARTHA HALEY POPE '49 have moved 
to Fort Worth, where he is the Bishop- 


elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Fort 
Worth (after 22 years of ministry at St. 
Luke's Church in Baton Rouge). Martha 
is a staff pediatrician at John Peter 
Smith Hospital. 

LENNY FANT '50, the administrative 
assistant in the NLU athletic 
department, was honored as Northeast 
Louisiana University's most successful 

\n Memoriam 


February, 1985 


(Mrs. Frank K.) 

July 13, 1985 


January 18, 1985 

November 12, 1984 

December 10, 1984 

PAT E. CROW '33 
December 24, 1980 


February 2, 1985 


January 31, 1985 

December 20, 1984 


(Mrs. William Taylor Harton) 

December 25, 1984 


October, 1984 



November 15, 1984 


February 26, 1985 

January 17, 1985 




September 18, 1983 

February 18, 1985 



December 26, 1984 



November 25, 1984 


December 11, 1984 

basketball coach and formally inducted | 
into their Athletic Hall of Fame during ] 
half-time ceremonies at Ewing ColiseunJ 
in January. By the time he retired from 
coaching in 1979, Lenny had coached 
teams at Northeast, East Texas Baptist, 
and Louisiana College to 388 victories 
and had won six "Coach of the Year" 
Awards. At his retirement, he was 1 1th 
among the nation's active college 
coaches in career wins and had closed 
out his career with 18 consecutive 
winning seasons. He was inducted into 
the Louisiana Associations Basketball 
Coaches Hall of Fame this past summei 

from the Housing Authority of the City 
of Bossier City after more than 30 years 
with that office. She was the executive 
director from February, 1978 to April, 
1984. Patricia is married to DR GAIUS 
HARDAWAY '49, who retired from the 
Bossier Parish School System and now 
teaches at Centenary. Their two 
daughters have families of their own. 

Class Agent Margaret Teague that he 
and wife MARY FLETCHER '57 are 
located in Atlanta, where she spends 
most of her time (when not teaching 
piano, playing and singing!) keeping 
three men fed, clothed, and quartered. . 
Their two sons, Jeff and Tim, 20 and 18, 
are at home and will be finding their 
way to college. Daughter Karen is a first 
year Yale Law School student. She was ; 
Dean's Honor Scholar at Tulane, and a 
recipient of the Harry S. Truman 
Scholarship award. LOUIS is director of 
Risk Management for a large restaurant 
corporation in charge of the insurance 
program, all employee benefits, and 
lease cars. They own and operate 815 
restaurants including Burger King, Chart 
House, Cork 'N Cleaver, Moxie's, 
Luther's Bar-B-Que, Godfather's Pizza 
and franchise some 600 locations. 

DONALD F. LEARNER '54, chairman 
of the board of the Texas Association of 
Homes for the aging for 1984-85, lives ir 

REV. GENE C. STEGER '56 has 
moved from Anahuac to Longview, 
where he is the pastor at Winterfield 
United Methodist Church. His wife 
works at the Longview Regional Hospita 

wrote Class Agent Margaret Teague fron 
Redmond, Wash., that FRED has been 
working with Sear for 28 years, and is 
still doing some acting on the side as 
well as directing their church choir. Jean 
sings in the choir and is also the 

Sunday School secretary. They have 
aised two children: Lynn is married 
vith two children, Curtis and Kaylee; 
Carl is a sophomore at the University of 
Vashington studying astronomical and 
leronautical engineering. 

We extend deepest sympathy to 
MRTHA CLOYD '58 on the death of her 
lusband, OSCAR CLOYD '58 (see \n 
Aemoriam). Oscar was the owner of 
)scar Cloyd, Inc. Real Estate Company, 
md was serving as chairman of the 
,ouisiana Real Estate Commission, was 
•lected to the Louisiana Real Estate 
Soard of Directors, as well as the 
Jational Board of Realtors. Martha is 
he principal of Eden Gardens 
undamental Magnet School in 
ihreveport. Son Edward Cloyd is an '84 
jaduate of Louisiana Tech and works in 
he real estate firm, and Elizabeth is a 
eshman at Centenary. 

'58 has opened a lapanese grocery 
tore named Fuji-ya Market in Bossier City. 

NATHAN FOX '58, who was 
fomoted to the rank of colonel, Civil 
vffairs Branch, in the U.S. Army Reserve, 
5 living in Dallas with wife Margaret and 
neir two children, Lannie Ann and 
iteven. Nathan is the calling officer for 
irst Consumer Services. 

ave up flying with TWA acquired an 
4BA and has become a partner in the 
PA firm of Greenblatt and Wilder in 
iowell with offices in Allenhurst, N.J., 
nd Boca Raton, FL Meanwhile, his wife 
\ attending Rutgers- Cam den law school. 


lianages corporate real estate for the 
[outhland Corporation in Dallas. 

JACK C MULKEY '61 is the director 
jf the Jackson, Mississippi, Metropolitan 
nbrary System. 

DR E. WAYNE ADCOCK'S '61 dis- 
?rtation written as part of his doctoral 
:udy program on campus ministry has 
pen published by the School of the 
I'zarks Press under the title of liberal Arts 
id the Spiritual life. Copies of this 200- 
age book on campus ministry are 
mailable from him at the School of the 
parks, Point Lookout, Mo, 65726. 

WILLOUGHBY F. MEEK '63 and his 
life, VIRGILIA celebrated their 27th 
iedding anniversary in December. She 
a clinical psychologist, and he is 
Resident of Sherwood Diversified, Inc., 
Dalton, Ga. They have a grown 
aughter, Elizabeth, and a son, John, 
ho is thirteen. 

THOMAS G. HEAD '64 is now the 
?nior federal relations officer with the 

Association of American Universities in 
Washington, DC 

promoted to full professor in the 
Department of Neurobiology and 
Anatomy at the University of Texas 
Medical School in Houston. Husband 
Ray is with Planning Design Research. 

M.C KEITH JONES, JR. X65 is the 
owner of a 25-acre nursery and garden 
center known as Flower Hill Nursery 
plus a swim club with a three-acre lake 
called Flower Hill. His oldest son 
attends Colby College in Maine, and the 
youngest is a junior in high school. 

named supervisor of middle school 
mathematics by the Caddo Parish 
School Board. 

minister of Gueydon United Methodist 
Church, attended Pastor's School at 
Centenary in January. 

ROB TINSLEY '66 traveled to Europe 
last summer, visiting Great Britian, 
Germany, Italy, Austria, Holland, France, 
and Swizterland. Charlotte is a library 
cataloguer for the Caddo Parish School 
Board and Rob is presently teaching at 
Trinity Heights Baptist Christian 
Academy. He has served as discipline 
assistant principal there, and has 
previously taught at Morehead State 
University, Sacred Heart Academy and 
St. Theresa Catholic School. 

IUDY PLATT DAVIS '66 and husband 
FURMAN, the owners of Davis Mobile 

]ohns succumbs 

Dr. H.L Johns, lifetime member 
of the Centenary College Board of 
Trustees, and recipient of an 
Honorary Doctor of Divinity degree 
from the College, died Feb. 22, 
1985, in Alexandria, La., at the age 
of 88. 

A longtime member of the 
Louisiana Conference of the 
Methodist Church, he was Minister 
Emeritus of First United Methodist 
Church of Monroe at the time of 
his death. 

He was listed in Who's Who in 
Methodism, Prominent Personalities 
in American Methodism, Who's 
Who in the South and Southwest, 
and Who's Who in the Methodist 

Memorials may be sent to the 
Centenary College Scholarship 
Development Office. 

Homes, Inc., in Homer, La., are the 
parents of kindergartener Meredith 
Anne. Judy is the national chairman of 
Alphi Xi Delta Horizon Drive, a member 
of the Homer Chamber of Commerce on 
the Industrial Development Committee 
with primary emphasis on complete 
renovation/enlargement of the Homer 
Memorial Hospital, on the board of 
directors of Lake Claiborne Promotional 
Association, the Woman's Department 
Club executive board, and the board of 
the Homer Country Club, as well as 
being a room mother. 

IAMES M. McCOY '66 was the guest 
speaker at the graduation banquet of 
the Eighth Air Force NCO Leadership 
School at Barksdale Air Force Base in 
January. In his address he mentioned 
that one of his eight children, JIM, is an 
announcer on Channel 2 Honolulu, the 
NBC TV station. 

'68 is presently superintendent of 
Juvenile Detention for Madison County, 
II. He was awarded the William C 
Albertson Award by the Illinois Probation 
and Court Services Association for 
outstanding achievements in the 

her husband are moving from Ohio to 
Winston- Salem, N.C, with their two 
children, Susan and Michael. Betty was 
awarded a masters of education from 
Georgia State University, and has been 
the organizer and director of Mother's 
Day Out for the Pioneer Memorial 
Presbyterian Church in Solon. 

JIM MONTGOMERY '68, editorial 
writer for The Times in Shreveport, was 
the first (in the world) competition 
winner of the Genus II Trivial Pursuit 
(American Edition) on the Trivial Pursuit 
cruise trip on board the Queen 
Elizabeth II. He had a little help from his 
partner, Tom Czaplicki of Connecticut. 
Jim recently ran a two-part series on the 
anniversary of "a local event of semi- 
historical significance known as The 
Great Pine Cone Tournament Riot of 
'64." Anyone remember that? 

Director of Communications and 
Community Affairs in Tulsa, wrote that 
"my husband, Dr. Raymond Rosenfeld, 
and I rejoice in the birth of our son, Seth 
Robert, on August 23," Daughter Bryn 
Rachel was four in February. 

'69 completed her Ph.D. in sociology 
from Northwestern University in 
Evanston, and is currently assistant 
dean of the School of Law, Golden Gate 
University in San Francisco. She is 
continuing research on condominium 
associations and on informal dispute 
processing mechanisms, and is also 


serving as a member of the Research 
Foundation of Community Associations 
Institute, Washington, DC, that consults 
with owners, developers; attorneys, and 
others involved in Condo Associations. 

BEVERLY WELSH '69 is the assistant 
controller with Carter Advertising Inc., of 
Shreveport. She was previously an 
accountant for Wilson, Bratlie and 
Thomas CPAs. 

69 Graduate DWAYNE L McAFEE 
was elected corporate vice president of 
Recognition Equipment Incorporated in 
Dallas. He has been with REI for four 
years, and will also continue to head 
REI's European operations located in 


DAN VEGA 72 is a practicing liberal 
artist living in Fayetteville, Ark., where is 
he locally known as Dirty Dan, Garden 
Doctor (who signs his letters "Sincerely 
Out Standing in Field"). 

BRENDA WIEGAND 74 is a psycho 
logist with the Dallas Rehabilitation 
Institute and husband BARRY 
WILLIAMS 74 is the pastor of Mansfield 
Trinity Presbyterian. 

Australia was awarded the doctor of 
philosophy degree from the Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary in 
Houston last December. In 1979 he 
received a master's of religious education 
and a master's in divinity from 
Southwestern Seminary. His thesis in 
christian ethics was "The Ethical 
Dimension of Counseling: A Critical 
Analysis of the Theological-Ethical 
Foundation of Protestant Counseling." 

H.|. "RUSTY' BETHLEY 75 will watch 
BETHLEY graduate from Church Careers 
at Centenary this May. To make it a 
family affair, her mother, ELIZABETH 
CARRUTH WALKER '62, will be there to 
add her congratulations. Elizabeth, the 
owner of Walker's R-V Rentals in 
Shreveport, noted with pride that her 
daughter has been on both the Dean's 
List and the National Dean's List several 
times at Centenary. 

husband Dr. James S. Wade, )r. 
announce the birth of their first child, 
Collin Kagtheryne, born Nov. 1. James is 
on the staff of EA Conway Hospital in 

GUILBEAU in Lafayette, Feb. 9. The 
couple will live in Baton Rouge. 

DEBORAH BROCK 75 writes from 
England that she is an advisory systems 

engineer with IBM on a two-year assign- 
ment in London. As an office systems 
specialist working with communications 
networks, she does some traveling as 
her office supports Europe, Middle East 
and Africa. She has been in England 
since April, 1974, and hopes to return to 
Austin in the future. 

Class Agent JOE WALKER 75 wrote 
that PAM VAN ALLEN has moved to 
Memphis, where she is a staff psycholo- 
gist at the Southeast Mental Health 

WENDY BUCHWALD 75 is living in 
Orlando, Fla. Other milestones in the 
Class of 75 are that KARL and ROBIN 
DENT have a new daughter as well as 

PAUL JOHNSON 75 is director and 
curator of the Walter Cecil Rawls Library 
and Museum in Corland, Va. 

CINDY YEAST 75 has left Frontier 
Airlines to become the Congressional 
Aide to Rep Pat Schroeder in Denver. 

DONNIE BAILEY 75 and husband 
BOB are co-owners of the family 
business called B & B Barber Shop, and 
have recently moved to a new location 
at 5056 Dixie Garden Drive in Shreveport. 
They are also new parents of a daughter, 
Bonnie Elizabeth, who was bom in January. 

PERRY B. EVERETT 76 is half-way 
through his second year of fellowship in 
Pediatric Intensive Care at LeBonheur 
Children's Medical Center in Memphis, 
working with a brand new subspeciality 
and a liver transplantation program too. 
Last year he married Lisa Morris of 
Louisville, Miss.; she is a pharmacist at 
the VA hospital in Memphis. 

husband ROBERT are the parents of 
Megan Elizabeth, who was born June 30. 
Leah wrote that brother MARK '83 has a 
passport with quite a collection of visa 

is an assistant professor in the English 
Department of the University of Hawaii 
at Manoa, specializing in American 
Literature. Jeanne and her husband John 
Reesman's article, 'Creatures of 'Charm': 
A new T.S. Eliot Poem," appeared 
recently in The Kenyon Review. 

been appointed as an assistant professor 
and director of the Applied Speech 
Communication program at Auburn 
University. Her article, "That Reminds 
Me of a Story: Speech Action in 
Organizational Socialization," will be 
appearing in the Western journal of Speech 

DONNA HENDRYX X78 lives in 
Jackson, Miss., where she is the assistant 
manager of Super D Drugs, Metrocenter. 

After three years in far West Texas, 
husband JOHN have returned to Dallas 
with their six-month old son, John 
Astin II. John works for an oil company 
and Mary Jo teaches at a private school.' 

In her Class Notes, Class Agent 
KATHY KEYES 79 noted that KATHY 
JOHNSON DAUPHIN and husband ROr> 
both have small churches in the 
LaCombe, La., area. 

LINDA and BRENT LUTZ 79 have 
built a house in Bossier City. Linda is 
supervisor of Partnership Accounting at 
Quinn-L Corporation in Shreveport, anc 
Brent is a commercial Joan officer with 
Bossier Bank and Trust. 

a health and biology teacher at Ursulint 
in Dallas. 

PAUL HARPER 79 graduates in Mayi 
with a master's in international 
business. He writes that HANS 
WACHSMUTH 79 may begin doctorate 
work at LSU. 

life in California. She's taking classes at 
Cal State Fullerton and plans to 
continue this summer at the University 
of Notre Dame. 

MEYER 79 have big news! Philip 
Douglas and Nicholas Lee, identical 
twins, made their debut in December. 
Sue finished her master's in special 
education and teaches part-time at a 
private clinic for learning disabled 
children in Dallas. DOUG '80 is director 
of children and family ministries at Firsi 
United Methodist Church of Dallas. 

GIN NY GARRARD 79 returned to 
Guatemala; PAUL SHUEY 79 has move 
to Utah, and MARTHA KELLEY 79 has \ 
moved in Dallas ... the mobile 79ers. 



MARY BEA THOMAS '80 loves 
Arkansas and is working on a master's j 
in management with emphasis on 
voluntary agencies. She is employed by. 
the American Heart Association, 
Arkansas Affiliate, as regional director 
for central Arkansas and has 
membership in the Central Arkansas 
Sierra Club. 

DAVID K SHERMAN '80 is the new J 
technical design director at the Lawton/I 
Okla., Community Theatre. He has beerj 
with the Evansville Civic Theatre in 
Evansville, Ind, where one of their 
productions was chosen for internation ; 
competition to be held in Ireland in 
May, 1985. 



ROBERT K DARROW '81 is the 
general manager of Plum Crazy in Baton 
touge, an entertainment facility owned 
ind operated by Entertainment Systems 
)f America, Inc. He has been with the 
:ompany for three years and has been 
:lub and restaurant manager for 
lowboys in Bossier City as well as 
Saton Rouge. Robert also managed the 
Starlight Room at Louisiana Downs. 

DEBORAH J. LOGAN '81 is the 
lirector of music at Trinity United 
yiethodist Church in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. 
She played "The |.S. Bach Double 
loncerto for Harpsichords" in a concert 
/ith the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra 
n December. 

The documentary "McNeil Pumping 
Station," which was produced and 
lirected by JOHN WILCOX '81, was 
elected from over 300 shows to be 
listributed for broadcasting to 
ubsidiaries of American Television 
Corporation nationwide. lohn made the 
locumentary while employed by 
ihreveport as part of an effort to let the 
>ublic know about the old steam 
>umping station's historical background 
md its preservation as part of the city's 

'82 Class Agent DAVID HEN1NGTON 
aw many alums of '81 at the New 
)rleans Mardi Gras: VICKI RAINBOLT, 
rust operations manager for American 
Sank in Lafayette; LAURA POPEIOY 
SOLDEN, the mother of a one-year-old 
on, is living in lasper, Texas, where she 
loes land work for an oil and gas 
awyer; CAROLINE POPEIOY, a nurse in 
Saton Rouge, and CHARLOTTE 
'HOMAS LANDRY, who sells investments 
h Baton Rouge 

SALLY SHERROD '82 will marry 
:HUCK ASSEFF on May 4. Sally works 
t Congressman Buddy Roemer's 
ihreveport office, and Chuck is a CPA 
nth David Crow. 

usband Danny are expecting their first 
hild in September. She teaches kinder- 
arten at Forest Hill Elementary in 

RICHARD LILES '82 sells all types of 
Insurance with Querbes and Nelson of 

nd husband Randy are the parents of a 
month-old son, Randall Lee Stevens, 
Randy has his own remodeling 
usiness, and )oyce is a full-time mother 
nd housewife enjoying their new home 
i Haughton. 

Representing the class of '82 at 
omecoming were KATHY NESTER, now 
orkingwith Electronic Data Systems in 
alias, and LAURIE PULLEN, who 
?aches school in Paris, Texas. 

MARK COOK '82 is teaching at the 
Mayron Cole Music Conservatory in 
Houston. He has been invited to do a 
concert tour of Africa in lune and July. 
Mark was in Europe this past summer 
with the Alumni Choir tour. He is 
helping Karen Koelemay Boston '81, an 
admissions counselor and class agent, 
with alumni recruiting efforts along with 
the Houston area 

director of Christian education at 
Tarrytown United Methodist Church, 
lives in Austin with children Ame, 8, and 
Wesley, 6. 

DURACHER April 20. She works for IBM, 
and Mitchell is a pharmacist. 

'82 teaches first grade at the Air Force 
Base in England where her husband is 
stationed. They had a great summer 
touring Scotland and five other countries! 

MIKE AMEEN '82, a CPA with Heard, 
McElroy & Vestal, and wife LILLIAN 
ROGERS AMEEN are the new owners of 
a home on Slattery. Lillian works at 
Goldrings in Shreveport. 

TERRI OATES HOLT '82 is also a 
new CPA Congratulations! 

Since graduation ANG1E GILL '82 
has been a "steady student." She 
worked on her masters at the University 
of Southern Mississippi and William 
Carey Colleges, and is presently teaching 
second grade at Harrison Central 
Elementary in Gulfport, while still 
pursuing her masters. 

St. James Kindergarten and is also 
working on her masters in school 
psychometry at Georgia State University 
in Atlanta. STEVE is currently working at 
Games- N-Gadgets, and studying at 
Georgia State University for a bachelors 
degree in business administration with 
an emphasis on informational systems. 

VERSA CLARK '82 is the editor of a 
new bi-monthly magazine in Shreveport- 
Bossier called Port City. The first issue hit 
the newsstands in March. He previously 
was a reporter on the Shreveport Sun. 

brother CARLOS '83 have returned with 
their family to Bogoto, Columbia. 
Carolos is working at the Columbo- 
Americano. After leaving Centenary Diana 
began working on a master's at the 
American University and last year 
received her degree in international 
affairs, specializing in international law 
and organization and international 
development. After 1 7 years absence, 
they are enjoying reqcquainting 
themselves with Columbia's history and 


moved back to Yugoslavia where she is 
now employed doing computer services 
for a hospital in Zagreb. She is married to 
Drazen Kovacic, a pilot for Y Airlines, and 
is expecting a baby in August. She popped 
in the Alumni Office on her 
vacation in the country and shared that 
she feels her education here at Centenary 
was excellent ... saying, "I'm proud to be 
a Centenary graduate." 

MARK ADES '83 is a geologist for 
Western Geophysical. He recently trans- 
ferred from Tunisia to the United Arab 

SHARI A CALFEE '84 graduated 
from the U.S. Air Force medical services 
specialist course at Sheppard Air Force 
Base in Texas. As an Airman 1 st Class, 
Shari will serve with the Air Force 
Hospital at Barksdale Air Force Base 
near Shreveport. 

WALTER LAMB '84, an accountant in 
Shreveport, volunteered to chaperone 
two Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. He 
flew to Dallas in a private plane to pick 
them up and then spent the day with 
them making personal appearances for 
a one-day Independence Bowl and 
Dillard's promotion. Walter is used to 
rubbing shoulders with the famous. 
During Centenary days, he drove a 
limousine that, at one time or another, 
transported Kenny Rogers, Leontyne 
Price, and Wayne Newton. 

TOM WUENSCHEL '84 directs the 
religion education program for junior 
and senior high school students at St. 
Matthews Catholic Church in Houston, 
as well as serving as a youth minister 
Tom plans to start studies towards a 
master's in religious education at the 
University of St. Thomas in Houston this 

KATHRYN SNELLING '85 (a southern 
belle in exile?) is making her mark in 
New York City. She is the administrative 
assistant in the Eastern Regional Office 
of Ohrbach's Department stores. She 
keeps busy working with the three vice- 
presidents, handling various problems 
within the six stores on the East coast 
In December Ohrbach's flew pianist 
MARK COOK '82 up to New York to 
accompany Kathryn for one hour a day 
during the Christmas season. She 
continued her music studies with her 
teacher from Centenary, William Riley 
who with wife Suzanne had moved to 
Princeton, N.J., to join the faculty at 
Westminister Choir College. She plans 
to begin working in the private studio of 
Eleanor Steber at the Julliard School. 





To Parents of Centenary graudates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-0188. 




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All former students of the 1 920s classes are invited to be 
special guests of the College at their Reunion Luncheon 
at noon Saturday, |une 22, in the Centenary Room of 
Bynum Commons Cafeteria. Frank Boydston and Bentley 
Sloane are involved in planning for this annual cele- 
bration. Please register by filling out the registration 
form on page 1 1 and returning it to the Alumni Office. 

The 25th Anniversary Reunion will be held at Fonde 
Cain's beginning with a social hour and cash bar at 7:00 
p.m. followed by a dinner. Lots of fun and festivities have 
been planned for everyone by Margaret Cowen Boone 
and Patricia Owen Lindsey. The cost per person is 
$20.00. You will not want to miss seeing old friends, so 
register now for this special occasion! 


The Class of 1935 is planning an evening of delightful 
reminiscing at the Barksdale Air Force Base Officers' 
Club, Daedalion Room. The social hour with cash bar 
begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a sumptuous feast at 
7:30 p.m. Cost per person is $15.00 Class Agent Ralph 
Pullen and his wife, Rosemary, have also planned a 
brunch on Sunday morning for those attending the 
reunion. Make plans now to attend and send in your 
registration form. 


Joe Walker and Vickie Young have been busy planning 
an evening to remember for the Class of 1 975. A seated 
dinner at the Chateau Motor Hotel, a guest speaker, and 
a guitarist to entertain during the evening are only part 
of what is in store for you. Don't miss it. The cost is 
$1 5.00 per person. There's no time better than now to fill 
out the registration form and mail it in. 



The Fabulous Fifties Classes of 1954, 1955, 1956 are 
reuniting for a cluster celebration at the Pierremont 
Oaks Tennis Club. The evening, planned by Jojo Sherrod 
Sigler, Joyce Brugier Berry, and Margaret Poss Teague, 
begins with a cash bar social hour at 6:30 p.m. followed 
by a dinner and dance. Ed Harbuck will be the Master of 
Ceremonies. It's a real "Howdy Dance!" Cost for the 
evening is $17.50 per person. Make your reservations 

Bring the Classes of 79, '80, '81 together and what do 
you get? An unforgetable evening at Mama Mia's with 
plenty of crawfish and beverage and the musical talent 
of Charles Gaby's group, Shinola. The evening gets 
underway at 7:00 p.m., and the cost is $15 per person 
with crawfish; $12.00 per person without. (If you chose 
the latter option, you may order from the menu, dutch 
treat.) Kathy Keyes, Gordon Blackman, and Karen 
Koelemay Boston have planned this with you in mind, 
so mark your calendar and complete the registration 
form today. 


Summer 1985 %J 


by faculty 

What is the value of 
a Centenary degree? 


Students, faculty 
achieve much 

Centenary raises 
most money ever 


Memories come 
alive in '85 

YOU CQ.YI Help US ... most significantly, very easily, and without cost! One of the 
frustrations the faculty often expresses, is that we know Centenary is a top-quality 
academic community: but far too few people "out there" know it 

One solution is, to tell them. Often. 

And we do it, to the extent that our advertising budget, and our advertisers' 
ingenuity, allow. 

But there is another way. 


Advertising is when we tell people we're excellent; P.R is when you tell each other 
we're excellent 

— That's how you can help us greatly. 

Word of mouth is the best form of P.R! It may account for 80% of a successful 
campaign: "A friend told me ... a relative said ... I heard from a neighbor ..." Word of j 
mouth recommendations are tremendously influential. 

Will you help us? This next year, at every opportunity, won't you pass on to fresh 
ears and minds, that Centenary College is a quality institution? 

It could increase our enrollment significantly. 


^c^M (\X)dl. 

Donald A Webb, President 
Centenary College 

On the cover I 

With Dr. Webb's message in mind, we have included in this issue of Centenary a 
sampling of Centenary PLUMS. Please share these fruits of our labor with college- 
bound scholars and their parents, so that Centenary can continue not only to meet tfu 
challenges of the '80s, but also to create new ones. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPSO 15560), July, 1985, Volume 13, No. 1 
is published four times annually in July, 
October, January, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boulevard, 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71 134-0188. Second 
Class postage paid at Shreveport, La. 
POSTMASTER Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor lanie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Don Danvers, Lee Morgan, Kay U 

Production Creative Type, lr 

Pabst Creative Graphics, Rushing Printii 

Alumni Director Anita Martin 

Photography Janie Flournc 


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More Core 

After four months of debate and 
twice that many of study, the Centenary 
College faculty has adopted a tough 
new core curriculum, setting higher 
standards for the quantity and quality of 
courses required of each and every 

The new required courses raise the 
pore curriculum from 45 semester hours 
to 55 hours. Students must now take 
religion, physical education, foreign 
anguage or literature, and higher level 
nathematics, plus additional 
equirements in English literature, 
advanded speech and writing, 
ntemships with area businesses, and a 
senior level seminar which integrates 
department studies through a major 
paper to be presented orally and/or a 
comprehensive exam given by the 

The new core comes after much 
kudy by the College's Educational 
Policy Committee, chaired this year by 
br. Don Emler. Committee meetings 
vere open to all faculty members, he 
[aid, as well as administrative staff- 
particularly in the Office of Admissions. 
Centenary's Recruitment and Retention 
Committee recommended the 
jhallenging new core to attract and 
.naintain students. 

The new requirements go into effect 
h the fall (students currently enrolled 
xiay choose the new guidelines or 
jontinue under the current requirements). 

The new degree requirements 
irovide an integrated program designed 
3 deepen students' knowledge, stretch 
heir minds, and prepare them for a rich 
jultural life and productive careers, said 
)r. Dorothy Gwin, dean of the College. 

The new core curriculum has seven 

) The Collegial Core— A Common 

Centenary students develop an 
intellectual community by sharing 
several academic experiences. All 
students, for example, read common 
materials such as The Odyssey, and the 
Bible as literature, and attend 
lectures and concerts. 

(2) High-Level Proficiency in 

Every Centenary student is 
expected to demonstrate a high level 
of proficiency in written and oral 
communication. Communication 
may be the most important 
determinant of success in all 
professions and leadership positions. 

(3) Breadth of Knowledge 

Centenary students study topics in 
the humanities, the natural and 
social sciences, and the fine arts. 
Students thus leave Centenary 

College broadly educated. 

(4) Depth of Knowledge 

Each Centenary student will study 
in depth in one major area. The 
senior project will give the students 
the opportunity to demonstrate their 
command of their chosen field by 
pursuing a topic in depth and then 
presenting the findings to their peers 
and professors. 

(5) The World of Work— Internships 

Each Centenary graduate will have 
an opportunity to have at least one 
internship. These internships will 
help students make career choices 
and also allow them to integrate 
theory and practice. 

(6) Interdisciplinary and Intercultural 

Centenary students are encouraged 
to study foreign languages, other 
cultures, and topics of an inter- 
disciplinary nature during both the 
lanuary term and the June term as 
well as during the regular semesters 
and summer sessions. 

(7) Health, Recreation, and Physical 

Students at Centenary College take 
health seriously. Experiences in 
better health practices and lifetime 
sports are an integral part of the total 
Centenary experience. 

An editorial in The (Shreveport) Times 
praised Centenary for its move to 
strengthen the core. "We hope, in 
toughening its list of required courses, 
that Centenary is leading a trend other 
area colleges and universities will soon 
follow. The new core is not unrealistic, 
but it does set a standard high enough 
to challenge a student— to provide the 
raised expectations that lead to raised 
educational results." 

\^lQrlllG)rltS Of 1Vo4^0>) ... Haynes Gymnasium restored to its former glon 
after $300,000 in renovations ... the campus further beautified with beginnings of a houisiam 
native plant area, addition of the Davis Entranceway, and renovation and landscaping around th 
Hargrove Memorial Bandshell ... formation of the Women's Endowment Quorum with $33,00( 
which will mean endowment support year by year ... more than $953,631 in annual operatm 
gifts ... $425,876 added in scholarship aid, including a total of $1 16,960 from the Church .. 
$2,000,000 added to the endowment, raising the total endowment to $22,000,000 ... for a total fo 
the year of over $4,000,000. Thank you for making Centenary's \60th year the healthies 


Dr. Donald Webb I 

How does one judge whether a 
college is good? or great? or the best? 

One measure of success is to look at 
the achievements of her alumni. If they 
are the best, perhaps the alma mater 
can take part of the credit 

For 160 years, Centenary College has 
consistently educated men and women 
who have excelled in their fields of 
endeavor. Here's a sampling: 

-Samuel W. Briggs, an 1827 graduate 
of Centenary, was one of Shreveport's 
early mayors. 

-WW. Drake, Class of 1888, was a 
leader of Methodism throughout the state. 

-CD. Atkinson, 1896, returned to 
Vanderbilt University for a distinguished 

-Paul Brown, a 1917 graduate, is a 
legend in Centenary's history. 

-Jake Hanna, Class of '24, is a well- 
known North Louisiana businessman. 

-Robert F. Jenkins, 1939 graduate, 
CEO, Bird & Son. 

-lohn Dixon, '40, Chief Justice of the 
Louisiana Supreme Court 

-lohn F Bookout, Class of '47, 
President and CEO, Shell Oil Co. 

-Hoyt Duggan, '60, Rhodes ScholcJ 
Professor of English at the University | 

-Robert Parish, 76, Boston Celtics. 

-Hal Sutton, '80, professional golfer; 

-Kathy Johnson, Class of '81, 1984 
Olympic gymnast 

And the list could go on and on ... ar 
will ... as Centenary College 
continues to educate the brightest and tr j 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund by Classes 

Junel, 1984- May 31, 1985 

Number of 


Number of 


Alumni Donors 

$ Total 


Alumni Donors 

$ Total 


















































































2,036 00 












































































20,500 00 

The gifts of alumni trustees are included in the trustees category below, but are also listed with their classes above. 

The 1984-85 Great 
Teachers- Scholars Fund 

iifts to the Great Teachers- Scholars fund are unrestricted and are 
sed for the ongoing operating expenses of the College. These 
btals reflect cash contributions between lune 1 , 1 98^ 
985 which is Centenary's fiscal year. 





his represents an increase of 5.8 percent over last year's record 
3tal of $901,055. 

Top Ten Classes 

The Great Teachers- Scholars 
Fund Volunteer Leadership 

ge. These 


Albert Sklar H78 




Banking & Investments 

lames Burt III 



Mark A Greve 74 

$ 2,977 

Oil, Gas & Energy 

Ronald L Sawyer 



Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen 

r's record 

Retail Sales & Services 

David Rubenstein 


Eneile Cooke Mears '66 

George D Nelson H70 






38,497.50 1948 

32,582.00 1950 

25,910.00 1966 

20,500.00 1984 

18,463.94 1945 



Chairman, Development 
Committee William G Anderson 

The number of alumni who contributed to the fund is 1 ,237, out of 
the 7,709 solicited, for a participation rate of 16.046%— a rate 
roughly constant over the last three years. 

What is ti 

The faculty march is lead by Centenary trustees with 1984 graduate Russell Barrow in the foreground. 

The Samuel Sharps... he was awarded the honorary Doctor of Laws degree; together they sponsor the majority 
of the Centenary College Choir scholarships. 

Dr. and Mrs. Charles Beaird relax after commencement with Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen, a trustee. Dr. 
Beaird, adjunct professor at Centenary, gave the commencement address. 

(Editor's Note Dr. Charles T. Beaird, 
1966 graduate of Centenary College, 
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, and 
publisher of The Shreveport }ournal, gave 
the following Commencement Addres 
to members of the 1985 graduating 
class on the occasion of the College's 
160th academic year. For his exemplar 
service to the College and the 
community, Dr. Beaird was awarded th 
honorary doctor of laws degree.) 

Thank you, Dr. Webb. I am honorec 
that the faculty and trustees have 
bestowed this honor on me despite m 
checkered career at Centenary. I am 
particularly grateful when I remember 
Matthew's warning that "a prophet is 
not without honour, save in his own 

I also appreciate your glossing ovei 
the fact that it took me 27 years to get 
my B.A. 1 used to think that I was 
probably the slowest learner in the 
history of the College, but thanks to a 
gentleman that I greatly admire, I no 
longer have that dubious distinction. 
When trustee Russell Barrow and his 
granddaughter were graduated here las 
year, it had taken Russell no less than 
66 years from the time he first entered 
college until he managed to get his 
diploma. Talk about a slow learner! 

However, 1 believe I have figured oi 
the real reason behind my receiving th 
honor today. As far as 1 know, 1 am the 
only person on record to have been a 
student, a faculty member, a trustee, 
and kicked out of this college! 

I hasten to explain that my 
misadventure with authority occurred 
way back in the summer of 1940, when 
first enrolled in a course on this 
campus. Centenary had a most 
unreasonable academic dean in those-! 
days. He insisted that 1 should attend 8 
class regularly despite the fact that I h;'i 
just met a beautiful girl who was not a! 
all interested in scientific German. 
Obviously it was the dean's value 
system that was defective, for that girl, j 
still beautiful, has been my wife for the 
last 42 years. 

I must confess to this graduating 
class that being asked to give a 
commencement address presents an j 
almost irresistable temptation to 
pontificate. And when one is a profess | 
who has been out of the classroom tcx ! 


alue of a Centenary degree? 

'Tfe most valuable thing that you have learned in your 
college career, I and many other philosophers believe, is an 
attitude, an approach to learning that you will use for the rest 
of your life." 

ong the chance to pass on pearls of 
wisdom and to modestly confess those 
/erities and values which have brought 
iim to this podium is just too good to 
nass up 

However, 1 have attended somewhat 
nore than a normal share of 
;ommencement ceremonies, and I am 
afraid it told me something when I 
ound that I couldn't remember a single 
joint from any of those ringing orations 
o which I had been exposed. 

I did remember that those speakers 
/ho were honored because they were in 
>ositions of high command in the 
jusiness world and had, in passing 
nanaged to accumulate a rather tidy 
ortion of life's more vulgar rewards, 
eemed eager to share with the 
fraduates those secret principles which 
iad led to their success. And this 
jlespite the fact that some of these 
jpeakers were too young to retire from 
pe arena and may have been aiding 
nd abetting future hungry competitors. 

No less eager to share, as far as 1 
ould remember, were those who 
(Ported more intellectual credentials 
nd who tended to stress their view of 
fe's spiritual keys. And while I still 
ould not for the life of me remember 
hat those valuable insights had been, 
was obvious that they, too, were 
elighted to have been asked to 
ackage their hard earned knowledge for 
bnsumption by those young explorers 
»st beginning to chart life's course. 

So, 1 stopped to think a bit about 
hat 1 could learn from all this, 
'bviously my chances of saying 
nything that you will remember for very 
)ng are not very good. But if 1 take a 
'age from the teaching of my favorite 
hilosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and, 
you will bear with me for a few 
Hinutes, I will try to do a little 
hilosophy. And to do this I will ask a 
mple question: What is the value of a 
entenary degree? 


One obvious way to put a value on 
your degree might be to say that it cost 
about $25,000. Of course, this figure 
covers only tuition, fees, board, and 
room for four years, and there were 
certainly other costs for books, personal 
expenses, travel, etc. 

And what about income you gave up 
those years while on campus? This 
could easily bring your total cost to 
$75,000 or more. Deducting this full cost 
from the amount that the average 
college graduate earns in his lifetime 
over that earned by the person with only 
a high school diploma, the value of your 
college education could easily be as 
much as $300,000. 

But is this really what we mean 
when we talk about the value of a 
college education? I doubt if even the 
most crass of the industrial barons 
making commencement addresses 
today would accept that answer. 

What about rarity? We don't have to 
put a dollar sign on something to say it 
is valuable. According to the latest 
available bureau of census figures, 
approximately 72% of our young people 
manage to get a high school diploma 
and of these about 3 out of 10 go on to 
get a college degree. So, the fact that 
you are a member of this graduating 
class means that, educationally at least, 
you are in the top 20% of young people 

But I can still ask: So what? Some 
diseases are very rare but that sure 
doesn't make them valuable. 

In retrospect, many of us consider 
our college degree valuable because it 
represents a unique experience in our 
lives. For most, it was a time of our 
youth when we "tried our wings" and 
experimented with all sorts of life styles, 
espoused new and perhaps even 
"revolutionary" ideas, and came into 
contact with all sorts of different people 

Frank Serio graduated summa cum laude with a 
perfect 4.0 grade point average. 

that we never before knew even existed. 
We made many mistakes, but we did 
this in the protected environment of the 
college campus. And, for most of us, 
never again will we know such freedom. 

As 1 grow older, I find myself 
agreeing more and more with those 
philosophers who argue that life is 
simply a collection of memories. 
Philosophers love to get all tangled up 
in such arcane topics. But if you will 
stop to think about it, I believe you will 
agree that our memories are something 
pretty special. And just as the news we 
print in the newpaper, they are made up 
of the unusual, the different experiences 
in our lives. We are not interesed in nor 
do we remember the commonplace, 
routine, everyday happenings. And I 
think you will find, as I have, that these 
college years have yielded a large and 
valuable collection of memories. 

The most valuable of these 
memories is conventionally thought to be 
the memory of what you have been 
taught in the classroom— those facts 
that you have learned in college. I 

Best M Centenary 

I have attended more classes during 
my strung out academic career than the 
average guy, and I cannot remember the 
professors or even the subjects that go 
with the great majority of those entries 

on my transcript Not that I have not 
had some great teachers, and some 
terrible ones. The best were right here at 
Centenary, I am happy to say, and the 
worst without doubt were at Columbia 
University. But I had to wait until I 
started teaching philosophy before I 
really learned my subject at all well. 

Hopefully, what we have learned 
from our college experience is an 
approach, an attitude, a few techniques, 
and a widely varying acquaintance with 
a rather large number of concepts. 

The techniques and concepts make 
an ever-changing tool kit which we use 
as we make our way through life. Some 
of these, perhaps those in our major 
field, we are somewhat proficient with. A 
number more, we are able to use a little 
bit, but many of these will become rusty 
from disuse rather quickly. And we have 
a large collection of concepts which we 
know just enough about to remember 
that they exist and, should we need 
them, are able to go back and find that 
obscure drawer of our tool box from 
where they can conceivable be taken 
out, shined up, and put to use. 

I am sure that most of you have 
anticipated the point that 1 am leading 
up to as it has been made many times 

The most valuable thing that you 
have learned in your college career, I 
and many other philosophers believe, is 
an attitude, and approach to learning 
that you will use for the rest of your life, 
Whether you are impressed with 
Socrates' claim that the unexamined life 
is not worth living or simply faced with 
the rapidly changing world we are all so 
conscious of, the need to continue to 
learn, to acquire new concepts and 
techniques, to polish up and reapply 
some of the almost forgotten ones, will 
face each of you almost daily. 

And how to go about doing this is 
that attitude, that approach which each 
of you will carry away from your years 
here at Centenary. 

This assessment of the value of a 
Centenary degree has not, thus far, been 
particularly surprising, and I claim little 
originality in the rather pedestrian job of 
analysis I have been carrying on. 

There is, however, an additional 
value in that document you will shortly 
receive which you may not have thought 
of, and I shall argue that it may very well 
be the most useful of all. And if you are 
going to take one point away with you 
this afternoon, 1 recommend this be the 

The value 1 am speaking of is this: 
Your diploma is a license to ask stupid 

Kenneth Kellam marched at Commencement to 
represent his Class of 1935. 1/ you would like to 
participate in next year's exercises, please contact 
the Alumni Office, (318) 869-5 151. 

In my experience, 1 have observed 
that most people are afraid to ask 
questions— even when they may badly 
need the answers. Why is this? 

This often is the case because that 
person is afraid of appearing dumb or 
stupid. We have all heard the old saying 
"It is better to keep your mouth closed 
and be thought dumb than to open it 
and remove all doubt" In my opinion, 
this maxim is in the same class as the 
one our mothers taught us— "Clean 
your plate"— and led to half the 
population being overweight. 

Many times we think we are the only 
ones in the dark, and this is rarely the 

Or we may be afraid that we won't 
understand the answer. Actually, the 
best test of whether someone really 
knows what he is talking about is 
whether he can express his answer in 
simple everyday terms and without 
technical jargon. The use of esoteric 
language is most often nothing but a 
sort of shorthand to save time or, in 
some cases, it may be used in order to 
be very precise. So, it may take him a bit 
longer to give us the answer we need, 
but so what? Even if he must be 
somewhat imprecise, it most likely is 
still close enough for what we need to 
know. Simply avoid the guy who wants 
to tell you how to make a clock when 
you ask for the time. 


Through the years I have found that j 
almost invariably people are flattered t| 
be asked for information. When you 
stop to think about it, haven't 1 been 
demonstrating just that this afternoon?': 

But all of these arguments are reall; 
not necessary for, as I have told you, in 
just a moment you will receive a piece 
of paper that will allow you to ask all 
kinds of questions— even stupid ones. 

From this day forward, you should 
never again hesitate to ask when you 
need information. You can now stop a 
speaker when you are confused. It is his 
fault if he does not make himself clear 
to you. If you will just ask for help, you 
will almost always not only get that hel 
but make a friend at the same time. An 
without fear of embarrassment, for you 
now have the evidence that you are an 
educated person, and we all know that 
that does not mean that you know 
everything there is to know. It means 
that you have learned how to obtain 
that information which you need but d 
not now have. 

Did you ever wonder why college 
professors could live so well on the— 
pardon me, Dr. Webb— the pittance the 
receive as a salary? Well, it's simple 
enough. They don't have to worry abouti 
status. They can drive a second-hand ce 
to school because they don't have to 
worry about keeping up with the 
loneses. (I admit a certain art professor 
on this faculty does seem to carry that i 
old car bit a little far.) They can wear a 
suit another year and use that money t( 
buy a ticket to the symphony and to go ; ; 
to the Ozarks when the leaves are in ful 
color. They don't have to be concerned 
about their standing in the community. 
And from this day forward, neither do 

My conscience bids me add one 
thing more. When you use this shiny 
new license to go about asking 
questions— and especially when you as 
the really stupid sounding ones— you 
will be doing philosophy. For philosoph 
is not a body of knowledge but is a 
method, an approach. We do philosoph 
essentially as we have done this 
afternoon, by asking three simple 
questions: "What to you mean?", "How | 
do you know?", and "So what?" 

This method of doing philosophy b) 
asking questions was first developed by 
Socrates. It is very powerful, and I must 
caution you that you can carry it too far 
You remember that Socrates ended up 
drinking hemlock. 

It can also be carried on too long. I 
hope that I have not done so. 



Barbara Treat Green 

A 1971 graduate of Centenary College has been 
elected to its Board of Trustees. 

Mrs. William T. Green, of Laurel, Miss, the former 
Barbara Treat, is the newest and youngest member of 
he Board. 

A native of Minden, Mrs. Green attended LSU for 
wo years before transferring to Centenary and 
earning her B.S. in education. She was active in Zeta 
au Alpha fraternity with which she is still active as 
in alumna. 

Mrs. Green also participates in many civic 
)rganizations including the Heart Fund Drive, March 
)f Dimes, American Cancer Society, Laurel 
Community Concert, Laurel Little Theatre, St. John's 
pay School, Laurel lunior Auxiliary, the Ballet Guild, 
\rts League, Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, and 
umerous garden clubs. She also holds membership 
i the Daughters of the American Revolution and the 
Jational Society of Colonial Dames. 

She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Treat 

Sam B. Grayson 

Sam B. Grayson '48 became Centenary's 20th 
member of the Alumni Association's Hall of Fame, 
the highest achievement an alumnus can earn. 

A member of the College's Board of Trustees, Sam 
is also active with the Live Oak Multi-Faith Retirement 
Center, and Noel Memorial United Methodist Church 
on whose board he served for 1 years. 

Sam serves as president of The Grayson Co., 
located in Dallas, Kilgore, and Shreveport; The 
Grayson Investment Co., and The Grayson Foundation. 
He is a partner of G & Q Realty Co., the G.S.M. Realty 
Co. of Hawaii, and the Grayson Sunflower Farm Pecan 

An active director of Louisiana Bank & Trust, he is 
a former director of Homer National Bank; a former 
member of the national Briggs & Stratton Distributor 
Council, and a former officer in the Kappa Alpha 
Alumni Foundation. 

A native of Shreveport, Sam now calls Sunflower 
Plantation in Bossier City his home. 

1977 graduate Vicki Gorgas 
Matherne contacted the Office of Public 
Relations this spring with one of our 
juiciest plums. She writes: "I am 
enclosing a copy of the article about law 
school success rates for LSU School of 
Law for law school freshmen. This was 
included in LSU Law, Volume 2, Number 
2 of the fall semester of 1984. On page 
13, Centenary is listed as having a three- 
year cumulative success rate of 70% 
which is the highest success rate by 

A new $50,000 computer lab is in 
place in Mickle Hall. Summer School 
students will be the first to use the IBM- 
PCs, a gift from the Community 
Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier 
Personal computers and printers have 
also been installed in Magale Library for 
use by students, faculty, and staff. Apple 
computers, used in the social sciences 
department, will also be used for copy 
editing and indexing for the 1986 
Yoncopin, yearbook. 

Centenary is one of 10 colleges 
throughout the country that have been 
chosen as a pilot site by the College 
Board of the College Scholarship Service 
and SAT to test financial aid software. 
The testing will be under the auspices of 
Karen Cole, director of financial aid. 

The Marjorie Lyons Playhouse was 
selected this year for inclusion in Alpha 
Psi Omega's publication, Playbill. The 
honor includes a photo feature of the 
Theatre Department's activities. 

Centenary's Meadows Museum's 
documentary on lean Despujols and his 
works, "Indochina Revisited," has 
garnered five (maybe six by next week) 
national and international awards: The 
Cine Golden Eagle (Council for 
International Nontheatrical Events): 
Gold Medal, International Film & TV. 
Festival of New York; "Best" from 
Hemisfilm, International Fine Arts 
Center of the Southwest, 1985; 1985 
Merit Citation in the Wilder Award 
Competition, Texas Association of 
Museums; and Honorable Mention, 28th 
San Francisco International Film 
Festival, Golden Gate Awards Film and 
Video Competition. A French version of 
the film will soon be produced— 
oooo la la ! 

Centenary is the smallest Division I 
NCAA school in the nation with inter- 
collegiate sport offerings in basketball, 
baseball, crosscountry, golf, ri fiery, 
soccer, tennis, and volleyball. The 
women's teams are affiliated with the 
NAIA in tennis, gymnastics, and cross 

Foreign study opportunites include 
an exchange program with the 
University of Aarhus, Denmark; British 


Studies at Oxford, England, the London 
School of Economics, and more. 

Eight Centenary athletes took Ail- 
American honors this year with four 
being named Academic Ail-Americans. 
In women's gymnastics, Loye Walker, 
Suzanne Reasor, Janet Stephens, Holly 
Rucker, and Susan Gibson were named 
All-American athletes. Academic honors 
went to gymnasts Susan Gibson and 
Katrina Kellog and tennis player Sandy 
MacMillan and Cynthia Vanderslice 

lust prior to Commencement on 
Sunday, May 19, eight Centenary 
students were commissioned as second 
lieutenants in the U.S. Army. The 
immediate plans for this commissioning 
group are varied: 

2nd Lt. Robert Thomas, B.A in 
political science, was awarded 
Distinguished Military Graduate and the 
Army Achievement Medal and will serve 
in the Corps of Engineers as a Regular 
Army Officer. 

2nd Lt. Adam Harbuck, B.A in 
geology and Distinguished Military 
Graduate, will attend the Infantry 
Officers' Basic Course, Ft. Benning, 

2nd Lt. William Fuller, B.A in 
sociology and psychology, Distinguished 
Military Graduate, and Army 
Achievement Medal recipient, will 
attend the Medical Service Corps' 
Officers' Basic Course, Ft. Sam Houston, 

2nd Lt. Thomas Carman, B.A in 
history and Distinguished Military 
Graduate, will delay his entry into active 
duty to attend law school at Mississippi 
College, Jackson. 

2nd Lt. Mary Floyd, currently a 
nursing student at Northwestern State 
University School of Nursing, will 
complete the Louisiana certification 
exams in February 1986, and then enter 
active service in the Army Nurse Corps. 

2nd Lt. Michael Talley will graduate 
this summer with a B.S in business 

2nd Lt. Jack Regan, as a member of 
the early commissioning program, will 
graduate in May 1986, with a B.S. in 
geology and will serve in military 

2nd Lt. Jerry Smith, also a member 
of the early commissioning program, is 
a junior majoring in physical education. 

Cadet David Shoffner, B.S. in 
biology, will be commissioned in July 

Share these fruits of our laboi\ 

1985, upon his return from advanced 
summer camp at Ft Riley, Kansas. Davi 
has been assigned to the Medical 
Service Corps and will attend the 
Officers' Basic Course at Ft Sam 
Houston in the fall of this year. 

Ray Mc Daniel, Jr., a music and 
business student, has been awarded th 
Rotary Scholarship Award for a year's 
study at the University of Exeter, 
England. The award covers round trip 
transportation, tuition, and other 
academic fees, meals, and lodging, as 
well as limited educational travel and 
contingency funds. 

Tom Ufert has been selected to 
serve as the LBJ Intern for U.S. 
Congressman Buddy Roemer during th(j 
month of July. Before departing for 
Washington, Tom will have attended th 
Young Republican's national meeting ir 
Chicago as the only delegate from 

Centenary graduates have a high 
rate of acceptance into outstanding 

id scholars and their parents. 

-aduate schools. A sampling: 

Robert Robichaud— Tulane Law 
chool (granted one of only ten regional 
1,500 per year scholarships), Emory 
aw School, University of Georgia Law 
:hool, Washington and Lee Law 
:hool, and American University Law 

Liz Selby — Emory University (a tuition 
aiver plus $6,400 per year stipend for 
le study of molecular genetics) 

Frank Serio- Notre Dame ($7,500 
■llowship in math); University of Texas- 
ustin ($9,000 combination fellowship/ 
Alyce Boudreaux— LSU Law School 
Frances Blocker— Tulane Law School 
Greg Brown— LSU Medical School 
Leslie Downs— Yale University with 
ancial assistance 
Madeline Montgomery— 
orthwestern University at Evanston, 
ith financial assistance 

At the Spring luncheon of the North 
xiisiana Historical Association, 

Centenary history majors swept the 
undergraduate category of the Overdyke 
Prize for research of local history. Edie 
Carell won first prize for her paper about 
Centenary students and national 
politics, 1956-1972; Alan Strange won 
second prize for his paper about 
Shreveport's local option election of 
1952; and Alyce Boudreaux was awarded 
third prize for her research about race 
relations in Shreveport in the early 1950s. 

Six seniors were endorsed by the 
Centenary School of Church Careers in 
a special ceremony Saturday May 18. 
Ramona Lynn Beth ley, Laura Echols, 
Laura Ehrhardt, Mary lo Monzingo, Ron 
Whitler, and )ami Zimmerman all 
received certificates of endorsement 
from the Church Careers program, one 
of the first of its kind in the nation. 

At the Fall Regional Meeting and the 
Spring State Meeting of the National 
Association of Teachers of Singing 
(NATS), Centenary students were 
winners. At the regional competition, 
Dianne Pickett won a third place and 
Don Brazile, a first place. At the state 
competition, Phil Hornady took first 
place, Don Brazile, second, and Lori 
Martin, first. Lori was also voted Miss 
Shreveport in city-wide competition. 

This summer Suzi Corley, Cheryl 
Dring, and Kim Harrison have leading 
roles in productions at Inspiration Point 
Summer Music Festival. 

Dr. Donald Webb was appointed to 
the University Senate of the United 
Methodist Church, and was awarded 
this spring the Edward Donald Grant 
Education Award presented by the 
Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation. 

Dr. Bentley Sloane (church careers) 
was commissioned to write a history of 
the College for publication in The 
Shreveport journal. 

Mr. Bruce Allen (art) will be 
Centenary's first exchange professor with 
Kang Nam College in Gyeonggi-Do, 

Dr. David lackson (English) will be 
teaching at St lohn's College, Oxford, 
this summer in Centenary's British 
Studies at Oxford Program. 

Dr. Jeff Hendrix (English) will be 
teaching in the Louisiana Tech Rome 
program this summer. 

Dr. Webb Pomeroy (religion) has 
been selected as a participant in a 
Fulbright Faculty Seminar on Modern 
China. The seminar will be held in China 
this summer.and the itinerary includes 

visits to Peking, Xian, Nanking, 
Shanghai, and Canton. 

Dr. Lee Morgan (English) has spent 
his sabbatical this semester and 
summer doing research in England at 
the British (Museum) Library and the 
)ohn Rylands Library of the University of 

Dr. Michael Hall (English) hosted 
Centenary's first NEH Seminar this year 
for 15 English teachers from all over the 
United States. Dr. Hall will be on leave 
for 1985-86 to work for the National 
Endowment for the Humanities in 
Washington, DC 

An article by Dr. Arnold Penuel 
(Spanish) "Paradox and Parable: The 
Theme of Human Indebtedness in 
Borges' 'Las ruinas circulares'," has been 
accepted by the journal Critica Hispanica 
for publication in 1985 or 1986. 

Dean Dorothy Gwin, Dr. Don Emler 
(religion) and lanie Flournoy (director of 
public relations) have been named to 
Wfto's Wfto in the South and Southwest. 

The Encyclopedia of Religion in the South 
published six articles by Dr. Sam 
Shepherd (history) Dr. Shepherd 
furnished biographies of church bishops 
and scholars as well as a history of St. 
Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, 

Dr. Frank Carroll (music) was 
honored as the "1984 Distinguished 
Alumnus Award for Caareer 
Achievement" with a plaque at the 
alumni dinner of he Shenandoah 
College and Conservatory of Music in 
Winchester, Va. 

Dr. Earle Labor (English) is speaking 
this summer at the University of Hawaii 
on Jack London before traveling to lapan 
for a visit with "Pinky" Iwamoto, a 
Centenary student in the mid '50s. 

Constance Knox Carroll and William 
C Teague (music) were featured guest 
artists during the '84-85 season of The 
Shreveport Symphony. The Centenary 
Choir, along with the First Methodist 
Church Choir, performed "The Messiah," 
in December, also part of the Symphony 
Season, and sponsored by Centenary 
Trustees and Mrs. Harvey Broyles. 

Connie Carroll was also this year's 
recipient of the Greater Shreveport 
Music Teacher's Hall of Fame Award. 

C Thomal Ault's (theatre) 
manuscript, tentatively titled "Eighteen 
Century Stage Design: The Works of 
Citoyen Boullet and (ocopo Fabris," will 
be published in August, 1986, by the 
Theatre Library Association as Performing 
Arts Resources, Volume 1 1. The editors 
cited it as a major addition to the 
literature of the theatre and as an 
important text for scholars and design- 



Mark Simmons 

Mark W. Simmons has been named 
Centenary's director of church relations. 
He succeeds Kay Madden, who will be 
marrying and moving to South 
Louisiana this summer. The 
announcement was made recently by Dr. 
Darrell Loyless, vice president of the 

Mark holds a degree in business 
administration from Louisiana Tech 
University, where he was active in 
professional and social fraternities and 
the Student Government Association. 
He has worked at the Ruston Daily Leader 
and for Southwestern Electric Power Co. 

Seven new scholarships have been 
established at Centenary College 
bringing the total to some 200 endowed 
scholarships and 131 unendowed 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. White of 
Alexandria have established a $1 ,000 
annual scholarship in honor of the Rev. 
Robert Lynn Potter, who currently serves 
as pastor of the Henning Memorial 
United Methodist Church in Sulphur. 

Alumni in the Little Rock, Ark, area, 
led by Martha Stobaugh McCaskill, are 
in the process of establishing a Pulaski 
County Scholarship for Little Rock area 
students attending Centenary. Another 
Little Rock alumnus, Rick Taylor, is 
establishing a scholarship to honor the 
late Dr. Walter Lowery. It will be 
awarded to a Centenary student majoring 
in history. 

Mark Sim mows 

As director of church relations at 
Centenary, Mark will serve as the liaison 
between the College and the Methodist 
Church, co-ordinating educational 
programs for ministers and lay people, 
developing scholarships, and recruiting 


Several businessmen in Slidell have 
established a $1,400 scholarship 
honoring Mrs. Gwen Murphy. Centenary 
students who have graduated from 
Slidell High School are eligible for this 
annual scholarship. Mrs. Murphy's son, 
Chris, an '84 graduate of Centenary, also 
graduated from Slidell High School in 
1980 Since that time Mrs. Murphy has 
actively recruited prospective students 
for Centenary and has hosted numerous 
open houses for the Admissions Office. 

The Alpha lota Chapter of the Kappa 
Alpha Order at Centenary has established 
a $500 scholarship for its members. The 
annual award will be given on the basis 
of academic achievement as well as 
financial need 

Mrs. Alvin M. lackson has established 
a $1 ,500 scholarship for students in the 
field of pre-veteriary medicine. This will 

Alumni Directory 

Already the Harris Publishing 
Company is conducting telephone 
follow-ups to alumni for verification of 
the information to be printed in the 
directory tentatively slated for release ii 
November, 1985. At the same time, the 
telephone representatives will be invitir 
alumni to order personal copies of the 

The telephone call is a follow-up to 
the two questionnaire card mailings 
sent to all alumni with verified 
addresses. If you have not received you 
questionnaire, please let us know 

be funded on an annual basis. 

According to the wishes of the 
family of Ricky Hayes, memorials given 
by friends and relatives have been 
donated to Centenary College to 
establish an endowed scholarship in hi 
memory. This first scholarship will be 
awarded to a member of the 1987 
graduating class of DeRidder High 
School which would have been Ricky's 
year of graduation. Subsequent awards 
will be given to a student graduating 
from a Beauregard Parish High School. i 

Mrs. W. Ferrell Pledger is in the 
process of developing the "Dr. W. Ferre: 
Pledger Endowed Memorial Scholarship 
Fund" When sufficient earnings are 
available, an award will be made to a 
student in the rehabilitation program o 
demonstrating a financial need. 


Anita Martin 

"What is the value of a Centenary 
education?" was the question posed by 
Dr. Charles Beaird, '66, Publisher of "The 
Shreveport Journal," in his 
commencement address to the 1985 
graduating class. As I sat there, caught 
up in the pomp and circumstance of 
this momentous occasion, the thought 
occurred to me that each person from 
Centenary's first graduating class in 1827 
up through the graduates of 1985 has 
discovered its value for his/her own life 
whether or not it was ever consciously 
defined. Perhaps, 1 decided, it is time to 
invite just that! 


This fall, Centenary is beginning an 
institutional self-study for its 
re-accreditation with the Southern 
Association of Colleges and Schools, 
Centenary's regional accrediting agency 1 
This process will enable the College to J 
define its educational goals and 
expected educational results. We have 
previously asked you, as alumni, to 
"Share in the pride," the pride that 
comes from having been a part of a 
college rich with history. Indeed, you ar 
its history as well as its present and 
future. The intertwining of your own 
history with Centenary's has already 



Dr. Doug Peterson '54 (left) doesn't 
expect his picture to be taken at a 
gathering for 600-p/us international 
Science Fair Students at Centenary's 
Gold Dome. Doug and his staff at 
Bossier Parish Community College, 
where he is Dean, were hosts for the 
week-long Science Fair event. Centenary 
College and the Louisiana Restaurant 
Association co-sponsored a dinner party 
for the students, complete with boiled 
crawfish {above) and other Louisiana 

Our thanks to the following donors 
for the Centenary College-Restaurant 
Association Science Fair Party: 

Liz Hennigan 

Holiday Inns of Shreveport-Bossier 

Taco Bell 

Sue Farmer 

Eneile Mears 

Mrs. )ay Lang 

Mrs. Charles Home 

Mrs. lay Hooper 

Farmer's Seafood 


Chateau Motor Hotel 


El Chico 


Tyson Foods 

Salad Supreme 

Santa Maria Produce 

Brooksh ire's 


Kon Tiki 

Pizza King 


Eagle Snacks 

Ms. Patou's 

Italian Gardens 

Hayride Kitchen 

Coca Cola 

Cain's Coffee 

Woodward Coffee 



Southern Maid 

Mama Mia's 


Cookie Co. 

Butler Paper Co. 

Pizza Hut 

Charles Ellis Brown 

Mark Greve 

een established To have your insights 
pd opinions, now, at this particular 
me of self-study could aid in the 
?finement of Centenary's goals for the 

Another way your response to my 
ivitation can be utilized is in our 
Amissions program. As you already 
low, colleges are competing fiercely for 
3od students, and mass 
ammunication is vital in reaching 
lem. Quotes from "real people" 
srsonalize this method of contact. Also, 
hen talking with prospective students, 
^stimonials often invite them to take a 

closer look at Centenary as they identify 
with an alum who is satisfied with not 
only the academics, but also the wealth 
of experiences that Centenary's liberal 
arts environment provides. Professional 
writers can paint the ideal picture, but 
our current students and our alumni 
offer an authentic perspective which is 
far more meaningful to prospective 

Dr. Beaird concluded his address by 
saying that one value to be placed on a 
Centenary education is "a license to ask 
questions." Hopefully, your questions 
since embarking on your journey from 

Centenary have enriched your life 
experiences and enabled you to achieve 
your own goals, professionally and/or 
personally Whatever your questions 
then and now, or the answers you may 
have to "what is the value of a 
Centenary education?", let us know what 
Centenary did right for you as we focus 
on making Centenary equally (or even 
more) valuable for the students of 

Anita Cleaver Martin '80 
Director of Alumni Relations 




FRANK BOYDSTON, Class Agent for 
1924-27, compiled many of the following 
Class Notes: Condolences are extended 
to CLARENCE '23 and MARY 
GUTTER1DGE and their family on the 
loss of their son, CLARENCE, JR., who 
was killed while hang gliding March 2. 
Always interested in photography on 
land, air and under water, Clarence, Jr. 
was well known in many states for his 
work After earning a master's in optics 
and photoscience, he formed his own 
successful business, Florida Precision 

walked three miles almost daily during 
the past ten years. She is known as the 
"little lady who walks down Gilbert 
Street" (Shreveport) between 7 and 8 in 
the morning. Many motorists know her 
personally and have been known to stop 
for a bit of conversation and an 
exchange of gifts. 

We offer sympathy to ELOISE 
ADAMS FREY '25 on the death of her 
husband.LT. FREY, JR He was president 
of the Saline Bank in Louisiana for 17 
years until his retirement The Freys 
have six grandchildren and seven great- 

President, was named a "Man For All 
Seasons" by The Shreveport journal. The 
half-page feature story recognized him 
as a successful pioneer in the field of 
endodontics. In addition to his practice, 
he lectured frequently during his 54 
years of service. Walter and his wife, 
Eleanor, have been married 54 years 
and are the parents of two daughters 
and a son, Tom, who is also a dentist 
As senior citizens they enjoy walking 
traveling and dancing just like the days 
of the "Roaring '20s." 

Funeral services for LATRELLE 
SHIPLEY BILLEITER X27 were held April 
29. She and David have been married 
almost 60 years. She lived in Shreveport 
for 66 years and was a charter member 
of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority at Centenary. 
She is survived by her husband, a 
daughter, two granddaughters, and two 
great- grandch i 1 dren. 

Our condolences to JIMMY HYDE '27 
on the death of his wife, VIRGINIA on 
March 25. 

Everyone remembers DRCLAUDE 
CHADWICK '27 at the '84 Alumni 
Weekend. He writes that since then "the 
content of the little booklet I talked 
about in my speech to the Roaring 
Twenties folk last year was reviewed in 
the National Examiner." He has received 
requests from every state in the U.S., 
from all the provinces of Canada, and as 

far away as Australia. So far he has 
made over 100 speeches on "Eating on 
a half dollar a day," has been on a half- 
dozen radio talk shows and on a cable 
TV. show! 

Although she was not one who 
"roared" loudly while on campus, 
wrote that she was pleased to attend 
the "Roaring '20s" celebration and that 
"due to my basic training at Centenary, 
the quality of my 'roar' has increased 
immeasurably through the years." 

away in Lake Charles in December as 
the result of a heart attack Julian and 
his wife, Mary Ed, lived next door to 
Frank Boydston during the depression 

We offer deepest sympathy to BILL 
BOZEMAN '28 on the death of his wife, 
lived in Oil City, La, for 53 years. Li I lie 
Mae taught for 46 years there. 

On a recent Shrine trip to New 
Orleans, OTTO DUCKWORTH '28 met 
Dutch Leggett, a member of the 
Tennessee Doctors football team which 
beat Centenary during the Bo McMillan 

In Memoriam 

Rev. George H. Corry '24 
January 1, 1985 

LaTrelle Shipley Billeiter X27 

Mrs. David J. 

April 28, 1985 

Julian Covington '28 
December 27, 1984 

David Tarver '29 
December 1984 

Ted lefferies '29 
January 2, 1985 

Milton C Trichel, Jr. '30 
March 7, 1985 

Earl D. "Pete" Burt '34 
May 4, 1985 

John Ford McWilliams '35 
August 19, 1984 

Fred Orman, Jr. X39 

Lillie Mae Stone Bozeman '42 
February 26, 1985 

William Holmes Causey, Sr. X45 
March 10, 1985 

Kathryn Gamble '49 
April 1985 

Judy Hughes McCallon X62 
February 29, 1984 

Clarence Gutteridge, Jr. '65 
March 2, 1985 

football era in the '20s. Dutch told Ottc 
of this incident CAL HUBBARD X26, a ; 
member of the Centenary team, was 
umpiring a professional baseball game 
ten or twelve years later, and Dutch wa 
the catcher. Early in the game, Cal 
looked down at him and said, "Haven't 
we met before?" Dutch answered "Yes, 
in football, and my team won both 
games." The days of rivalry were 
bygones... even though Dutch added, "M 
pitcher threw only strikes the rest of th 
game!" Between innings, there was 
much friendly conversation, and at tim 
the play was held up until one of their 
finished a long story. Cal died several 
years ago after retirement from many 
years as chief of the American League 

From Nacogdoches, Texas, JOE 
LACY writes that his friend and neighb 
TED IEFFERIES '29 died. He remember 
Ted was a dedicated team player on th 
football field. He successfully taught ar 
coached in high schools and colleges. 
His teams at Wichita Falls were always 
on top, and one year they were state 
champions. He later coached Stephen 
Austin State University having eight 
winning seasons. He served as athletic 
director and coach at Orange, Texas, ai| 
returned to Nacogdoches after 
retirement and became active in servic 
club work. 

Rev David Tarver '29 died in San 
Diego after a heart attack. The College 
has received some of his personal 
belongings. If anyone knows the name 
and address of any of his relatives, 
please contact the Alumni Office. 


For the Class of 1932, Class Agent | 
CHARLES RAVENNA reports that 
senior minister of the Fairfield Avenue 
Presbyterian Church in Shreveport in 
December. His congregation honored 
him with a seated luncheon followed h 
a reception that afternoon. 

JAMES LEE KING '32 currently 
serves as treasurer of the Caddo Retire 
Teachers Association. He represented : 
the class at Founders' Day Convocatioi 
in April. 

1937, writes that TODD TILLMAN, 
former LSU professor, is now enjoying i 
retirement in Shreveport. 

HERMAN CANNON '37 retired fror 
the service in 1975 as a lieutenant 
colonel. He also lives in Shreveport 

FRANK LENTO '37 wrote from 
Fontana, Calif, that his work has been 
the steel industry and that he enjoys 
extensive travel. 

W.D BODDIE '37 is back in 


Shreveport as associate minister at First 
vlethodist Church. 

lusband HOWELL are enjoying leisure 
iving in Uvalde, Texas. 

Class Agent '39 MALCOLM 
CRENTEL heard from WALTER 
)ANIELS, |R in Torrance, Calif. Walter 
etired from Rockwell International and 
low has a hobby/business making 
;pinning wheels with sales in England, 
Scotland, and New Zealand as well as 
he U.S. He misses his association with 
)ersons he knew at Centenary and 
hinks they were the best 

After leaving Centenary, ARTHUR 
BOY" BLUE X39 enlisted in the Air 
lorps, changed to the Army in World 
Var II, and retired at the rank of warrent 
•fficer. He, too, recalls times at 
Centenary with fond memories. 


EILEEN CLARK, '41 Class Agent, had 
telephone chat with "BRIGHT STAR" 
MERMAN, who related that "COTTON" 
SARNES enjoys the Class Notes. She 
Jso visited with MAL MclLWAIN of Pass 
christian. Miss. He is chairman of the 
Soard of Mcllwain Cadillac, Inc. 

CHARLIE ROSE '41 called her to 
slate that he retired from Industrial 
teel Productions as a vice president 
fter 35 years. His daughter is a Zeta 
?presentative at Centenary and another 
aughter is married to a Presbyterian 

rote that she married CLARK CRAFT 
hile he was in the Signal Corps. They 
ave lived in Hawaii, Venezuela, and 
dw Houston. 

BOB BARNIE has spent most of his 

life in the Navy. As an aviator flying from 
aircraft carriers in the Pacific and Far 
East, he had two very interesting 
experiences. One was duty with the 
Atomic Bomb Test (Operations 
Crossroads) at Bikini and Kwajalein 
Attola. The other was at the end of 
WWII, being in the Carrier Task Force at 
Japan and flying off the Battleship 
Missouri in Tokyo Bay as the surrender 
was being signed. During this period, he 
married a Navy nurse and to day they 
are both retired and enjoy their daughter 
and son. 

STANLEY WILLER '41 retired from 
the insurance business and writes that 
he is enjoying every minute of it He is 
active in the Broadmoor Kiwanis Club, 
and helps select a Centenary student for 
the Leo G. Raub Memorial Fund 

from Florida the sad news that LAMAR 
died about a year ago. 

Class President BILL STEGER, spent 
33 years in the Air Force, and after 
retiring, he became an energy analyst 
with the Treasury Department He 
married MAZZIE LANE while 
completing graduate school at the 
University of Tulsa, and he now lives in 

assistant professor and director of the 
Applied Speech Communication 
Program at Auburn University, has 
written an article "That Reminds Me of a 
Story: Speech Action in Organizational 
Socialization" which will be appearing in 
the Western \oumal of Speech Communication. 


Studies by GRADY McWHINEY '50 of 

'o Bossier City students have been awarded the prestigious, four-year, full-tutition Mumni Scholarships at 
'ntenary. The winners and their parents are (left to right) Mrs. Bryant Vloodrow Madden, Maggi Madden, 
>dney Armand, and his parents, Mr and Mrs. Glen brmand The annual recipients are selected by the 
umni Board based on the applicants' outstanding achievements in academic, extra-curricular, and personal 

early day settlers on the Southern 
frontier were discussed in an article 
entitled "The Celtic South" that 
appeared in the May issue of Southern 
living. Dr. McWhiney is the LB) Chair of 
U.S. History professor at TCU and spoke 
at Centenary this spring 

works in the contracting office at 
Barksdale Air Force Base, spent April in 
Denver attending the Air Forces 
Contracting School. She found weekend 
trips to the mountains, particularly the 
Rocky Mountain Arsenal, an area of 
interesting flora and fauna. Ogan is also 
a member of the Northern Louisiana 

1950 Class Agent JOHN PAYLOR was 
overwhelmed with the news that poured 
in response to his letter! Due to lack of 
space in this issue, we have condensed 
the information, and when space 
permits, will be able to fully cover the 
events in the lives of the Class of 1950. 

lives in San Diego and retired as chief 
deputy counsel of San Diego County 
Husband Jim and two sons are also 

in Shreveport Bette's husband, JOE, 
passed way in September, 1983. Son Jeb 
is in Shreveport running the family 
business with Bette. 

DR. ALLAN N. CARR '50 is an 
orthodontist in Shreveport Allan and 
wife MARTHA NAN EDMONDS '51 have 
one daughter and two sons, all living in 

'50 lives in Shreveport. She has two 
married daughters and two sons in 
college. Katharine is active in church 
and community work. 

wife VON ELL CARY have two sons in 
college. Nick is with the Social Security 
Disability Program Office in Shreveport 

and wife GLORIA POOLE '49 have a 
grown son and daughter plus three 
grandchildren. Bill is superintendent of 
schools, El Campo, Texas. 

IOHN H. EVANS '50 is a retired 
captain, U.S. Army and also retired from 
Federal Civil Service. He has a grown 
son and daughter, lives in Shreveport, 
and enjoys life at his lake home also. 

a geologist with Stanolind Oil & Gas in 
Oklahoma City. Lots of moving 
experience— 36 transfers in 40 years. He 
has two grown daughters and six 

JACOB A S. FISHER '50 is the 
director of Pastoral Care Services, LSU 
Medical Center, Shreveport lake is also 
a retired U.S. Navy Chaplain. He and his 
wife, NELL, have a grown son and 
daughter plus two grandchildren 

BRADY B. FORMAN, is the pastor of 
the Live Oak United Methodist Church, 
Watson, La. Brady and his wife, CAROL, 
have four married children; three 
daughters, one son, and five 


Centenary is looking for the brightest and the best. \f you know of high school juniors or seniors looking 
for a fine liberal arts college, tell them about Centenary, or send their names to the Office of admissions, 
and we will do the rest. 

grandchildren. Grandchildren are 
expected to increase by two in 1985. 

BETTY ANN GLADNEY '50 is clerk of 
the Second Judicial District Court in 
Homer, La. She returned home after 
Centenary graduation and says she 
plans to remain home in Homer. 

'50 is a homemaker in Shreveport with 
husband BOB, who is chairman of the 
Education Department at Centenary. 
They have two sons and a daughter, all 
married, and five grandchildren. Small 
world— son Gary works with JOHN 
PAYLOR at First National Bank, 

is the Vocational Office education 
coordinator at Atlanta, Texas, High 
School. She is active in the Texas 
Teachers Association and is also on the 
National Education Association Board 
of Directors. 

LONNIE N. KIRKLAND '50 lives in 
Albuquerque with his wife, the former 
BARBARA MCKINNER of Shreveport. 
Lonnie is retired after service with the 
State of New Mexico. They have two 
daughters and two sons, all grown. 

LEONARDOS '50 lives in Uncertain, 
Texas. Dorothy is retired from Louisiana 
Handicapped Children Services after 27 
years of service, and she and husband 
STEVE have a grown son and a 
granddaughter. By this time, Dorothy 
and Steve may be cruising the 
Caribbean in a boat they have built 
Sounds great! 

husband TOM have lived in Houston for 
the past 1 7 years. They have a daughter 
and a son, both married, and three 

PAT N. MASON '50 is a consulting 


geologist in Shreveport. Pat has three 
daughters, two sons and one 
granddaughter. Pat taught school and 
coached in the Caddo Parish School 
System until his retirement in 1979. Bill 
has been teaching at First Baptist 
Church. Bob and his wife, BETTY, have 
two daughters, both single. CHRISTI is a 
physical therapist in Shreveport; 
ELAINE, a Centenary graduate, is a 
petroleum landman in Houston 

JAMES A NELSON '50 is a 
geophysical consultant in Midland, 
Texas. Jim and his wife, MAXINE 
DARSEY have two grown children and 
two grandchildren. Jim would like to 
hear from classmates. Write him at 406 
Mid America Building, Midland 79701 

SIDNEY B. PEARCE, JR '50 now lives 
in St Paul, Minn. Sidney is single and 
retired after long service with the U.S. 
Postal Service. He is active in Masonic 
work in the St. Paul area. 

'50 is Supervisor of Guidance and 
Counseling for the Caddo Parish School 
Board. She and husband CLAYTON have 
two sons, both in college. Antoinette is 
very active in the Shreveport educational 
community, publishes in professional 
journals and maintains close contact 
with Centenary. 

ANN COLBERT REAGOR '50 lives in 
St Petersburg Fla. with husband BILL 
'49. The Reagor's have six daughters and 
two sons ranging in age from 20-34. 
Their Christmas card contained a photo 
of a good looking family. 

been living in Shrevepert since his 
graduation from Centenary. He and wife 
BETTY TANNER have a 1 5-year-old 
daughter and a 14-year-old son. Vince 
and Betty operate Sally May Dress Shop 
and Tall & Stout Dress Shop in 


and her husband DR EARL THAMES 1 
Live in Natchitoches where he is head J 
of the Accounting and Computer 
Information Department at NSU. They j 
have three sons, two married and one I 
junior in high school. Barbara is active' 
in school and civic projects. 

field director and manager of Girl 
Development for Pelican Council of Gi 
Scouts in Shreveport lane and husbar 
ROBERT '77 have a son and a daughtcj 
and three grandchildren. 

H. DURL T1MMS '50 has been livin 
in Shreveport since graduation from 
Centenary and is vice president and 
manager of the Youree Drive Branch ol 
Commercial National Bank. Durl has 
three sons and a daughter, all married 
and five grandchildren. Durl has been 
Centenary basketball ticket manager ft 
1 5 years. 

husband JIM '56 live in Ft. Walton 
Beach. Anne is active in arts, and Pan j 
Hellenic and still plays a winning hanoj 
of bridge. Jim is a retired U.S.AF 
airplane pilot and is a senior engineer 
for Arvin Calspan. They have two childrij 
both married, and three grandchildremj 

WILLIAM P. ZIEGLER '50 lives in 
Shreveport and taught school and 
coached in the Caddo Parish school 
system until his retirement in 1979. Bii 
has been teaching at First Baptist 
Church School, Shreveport for the pasii 
six years. 

PARIS LEARY '50, co-ordinator of 
American studies at the University of f 
Leicester, England, has received 
mention in a new publication called T 
Writers of Leicestershire "He has done mu 
to encourge creative writing in his 
adopted city," it says, "and is currently 
co-editor of the locally produced 'Oth< 
Poetry' magazine." 

'54 is the assistant majority whip for tl; 
Massachusetts House of RepresentatK 
making her the highest ranking woma 
in the House. She is the first woman t 
hold this position and as a democrat 
now serving in her fourth term in the 
House She is the mother of four 
children. Mary Jane still keeps in toucl< 
with Centenary friends writing that 
NOEL TIPTON and his family have 
spent summers near the family's rentcj 
cottages on Cape Cod, and DOTTIE 
PEELER WALTER'S son is helping wit] 
those cottages this summer. She wrot 
president Donald Webb that "JANE ar 
ALTON HANCOCK represent all that's 
best about Centenary to me." 

recently returned from a year in Italy. 
She participated in an inter-agency 
agreement with the Department of 
Defense Dependent Schools, on leave 
from Houston's Aldine Independent 
School District, to assist the schools i 
Northern Italy, Greece, Crete, and 
Bahrain to come into compliance witr 

•deral laws concerning the educational 
ghts of handicapped students. She was 
ne of 16 people selected to serve in an 
ea from Seoul, Korea to Turkey, with 
le luck of the draw, love ended up 
ased at the foot of the Italian Alps only 
ie hour from Venice and two hours 
3m Florence. 

36, a 1950 Wells College graduate, 
)mpleted her premedical requirements 
Centenary and received a Doctorate 
Medicine in 1960 from Boston 
niversity School of Medicine. She was 
varded the Wells College Alumnae 
A^ard for her outstanding achievements 
id clinical practice in the field of 
edicine and health care. Presently, she 
a clinical professor of pediatrics at the 
niversity of Washington School of 
edicine and School of Nursing. In 1981 
lewas selected as Seattle's Outstanding 
Woman of Achievement," and was the 
st president of the Puget Sound 
xiiatric Society. She is also a past 
esident of the Washington Association 
r Children With Learning Disabilities. 

DR. LEE POPEJOY '57 writes that 
entenary is "a place that has given 
uch to me and which I am giving my 
est and finest back to— my children." 
lis fall two of his children will be 
tending, bring the total to date to 


ass Agent MARGARET BOONE the 
?ws that he retired from Sicily Island 
ementary School as their principal in 
ne. Wife SYBIL had already retired 
)m teaching in 1973. they wished 
eryone the best on the 25th Reunion 
gretting that they would be out-of- 
ate for the occasion. 

961 Class Agent ANNE McLAURIN 
ORRIS writes that she has returned to 
e classroom after a 19-year break and 
now teaching first grade at University 
ementary in Shreveport.also that her 
ry loving pupils share everything with 
r including every virus! Her oldest 
n, Steward, was accepted into LSU 
edical school. 

DR DICK MOREHEAD '61 will be 
siting his sister, RHONDA BIGNER in 
'jireveport this summer He, Berties, 
Id children Melissa and lohn live in 
breland Hill, Ohio. 
1 From Bloomfield, Mich., HELEN 
<|JLLEY BUITTARD '62 sent a card 
ituring her family— husband Stephen 
d children Stephanie, and Frank, and 
rself (with that same beautiful smile). 

From Natchitoches, SARA 
r)RROUGHS'61 sends greetings. She 
lis been Teaching in the English 
cpartment at NSU for 12 years. She 
Moys attending meetings with DRS. 

i;e morgan, iohn willingham, 

id WILFRED GUERIN, as well as other 
Uivities such as camping bicycling 
3d seeing other classmates in 
fotchitoches- AUSTEN TEMPLE, BILLY 

Three North Louisiana Methodist Churches won the first annual Bishop's Awards at Centenaryl Night 
Monday, \une 3, in the Gold Dome The awards recognize the small, medium, and large church which have the 
most students attending Centenary College The winners and presentors include [left to right) the Rev. Warren 
Blakeman, Broadmoor United Methodist Church, Shreveport; Dr. Donald A Webb, president of Centenary 
College; the Rev. Charles B. Humphreys, Springhill United Methodist Church; the Rev. Rupert D. Coles, Love 
Chapel United Methodist Church in Haughton, and Dr. Walter Underwood, Bishop. Each minister was given 
a $1000 scholarship to Centenary; a one-year pass to all academic, cultural, and athletic events, and an 
engraved silver font. 


PHILIP ANDREWS '61 works with 
IBM in Los Angeles. He and his wife, 
MARY ANN, have a son, Scott, who is a 
sophomore at Puget Sound in Tacoma, 
Wash. Their daughter, Katherine, is still 
deciding on a college (Try Centenary!) 

husband BILL are living in Naperville, III. 
Both of their children are now in college. 

Class Agent ]UDY BUTCHER '62 
relates that ALLEN MILLER is 
recuperating nicely after a serious 
automobile accident 

Congratulations to new brides 

Dr. Harold Christensen, associate professor of 
economics, was named Centenary's Outstanding 
Teacher. A five-year veteran of the Centenary 
faculty, Dr. Christensen holds the B.A, M.S., 
and Ed. D. degrees from Oklahoma State 
University. He teaches courses ranging from the 
introductory level to Evolution of Economic 
Thought to Economics for Teachers to Economic 
Games and Simulations. 

teaches in the Caddo public school 
system at Riverside Elementary. 

ludy visited with TIM and DIANE 
TEMPLE '62 at LSU in Baton Rouge 
where their sons are in the same Kappa 
Sigma chapter. 

send greetings from Pennsylvania. 

'64 Class Agent LOIS ROWE writes 
received her Ph.D. in foods and nutrition 
from the University of Georgia at Athens 
last August She is now on the faculty at 
Mississippi State University; husband 
)OE is a Ph.D. (organic analytical 
chemist), and they have a daughter, 
Lucrezia, and two sons, Ezekiel and 

Department of Chemistry, U.S. Naval 
Academy was in town to judge the 
International Science Fair. Before 
coming he wrote Dr. Stanton Taylor that 
besides judging he wanted to see 
Centenary and pass on to the students 
the high quality of preparation in 
chemistry that he received here. At a 
Centenary seminar he presented 
"Syntheses and Reactivity of Bimetallic 
Compounds," which describes the work 
he is doing at the Naval Academy on a 
variety of transition metal dimer 
compounds. He is also putting together 
a paper for the Miami ACS meeting 
which will reflect that work plus other 
work which is now in progress. 

having completed a five-month training 
program, has been named a Syntex 
professional medical representative. In 


this position she will provide health care 
professionals in the Abilene area with 
medical background and usage 
information on Syntex pharmaceutical 


ANGIE H. RICE 70 is a social worker 
in private practice. Husband IOE '69 has 
been accepted to a radiology residency 
at LSU affiliated hospitals in New 
Orleans. They, with their three children, 
Holly Matthew, and William, will be 
moving there in July 

been appointed senior minister at Noel 
Memorial United Methodist Church in 
Shreveport With his wife, LINDA 
GARRETT SIMMONS 70, and their two 
sons, Christopher and Jeffrey, he will 
move back to Shreveport in early June. 
Linda has already enrolled in the 
graduate program at Centenary. 

1971 Class Agent PAM HEARD writes 
that attorney GAIL DALRYMPLE 
R1CHTER 71 and husband ROBERT are 
living in Selver Springs, Md., with their 
infant son, Thomas Scott 

the director of physical education at 
Southfield High School in Shreveport, 
and is working towards a master's 

71 and their two children, Garrett and 
Emily, live in Brunswick, Maine. Ayah! 

their two children, Julie and Scott, are 
now stationed in Alexandria, Va 

husband TOM and children Eric and 
Julie have moved to Vestavia, Ala, a 
suburb of Birmingham. 

psychiatrist practicing in Belle Mead, 
N.J., where he and wife JANICE and 
children Jennifer Marie and Christopher 
Lynn live. 

husband JOHN are living in Dallas. Sally 
completed her master's degree in art 
history at North Texas State Univeristy 
in 1982, and after several years of 
teaching is now raising son Collin. 

TOLLE 71 is on the faculty of the 
Business School of Emory University. 

BILL BUSH 71 is currently serving 
as Shreveport City Councilman. He still 
has his club Moulin Rouge, and the 
combo. He and wife JUDY have two 
daughters, Jennifer and Terri. 

PAUL HEFFINGTON will become the 
new 1972 Class Agent in the fall 
KLEINE, who has done such a 
marvelous job gathering news of the 
class. She heard from TAYLOR and 
Ann was one of four Americans selected 
by jury to participate in the International 
Stained Glass Design Seminar in 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has 

Bob Brown congratulates }ohn Yianitsas on his winning the Ellis H. Brown Leadership Award at 
Honors Convocation in May. The award is based on scholarship, leadership, character, and service to 
Centenary. Laura Echols was also a winner of the award. 

started her thesis in glass on electric 
glas temples. Taylor is a part-time 
volunteer announcer for the public radio 
station in Baton Rouge in between 
practicing law. 

became the minister of Christian 
Education at Oakdale Emory United 
Methodist Church in Olney Md, a 
suburb of Washington, DC where he 
lives with wife SARAH and their three 
children, Amy, lonathan, and Stephen. 
Before accepting this position, David 
worked a year with Mexican- American 
migrant workers as the Migrant Health 
Program director of a community health 
center in Greenville, Ohio. 

Northfield received her doctor of 
osteopathy (DO.) degree at Texas 
College of Osteopathic Medicine's 12th 
annual commencement. At Centenary, 
she earned her B.S in pre-med/biology, 
where she was a member of the pre- 
med honor society. She will intern at 
Fort Worth Osteopathic Medical Center. 
Doborah is the mother of one daughter, 
Heather Leigh. 

the group leader of the chemical and 
resins R&D group at Hexcel 
Corporation in Dublin, Calif. SINDY 
MUNCH HEDGES 73 teaches 
kindergarten. They are both involved in 
puppet ministry for children at their 

returned form a tour in Japan and is 
now stationed at the U.S. Navy Hospital 
in Newport, RI. 

JIM POOLE 75 has been a staff 
pharmacist at Humana Brentwood since 

Songwriter and musician KEITH 
STEGALL 77 was in town in November 

to plug his new single "Whatever Turn 
You On" (which was then #40 on the 
Billboard magazine Hot Country Singles 
chart!) He returned to Shreveport in M; 
and made a public service TV spot for 
Centenary to be used in recruiting. 

JAN1NE SHAW 77 wrote that she 
had been out of touch wth the alumni 
office, and when she saw a copy of 
78 house, she wanted to get back on 
the mailing list Janine received her 
Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 1984 anc 
is working professionally in many 
different areas including the Houston 
Police Department as a police 
psychologist; and Baylor College of 
Medicine in medical research and 
consultation, as well as maintaining a 
private practice. She is also the 
godmother of MARK and SALLY s son, 

For the past two years EILEEN 
MARTIN 78 has been working in the 
Music Department of the 7,000-membe 
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church. The 
department presents seven major 
concerts a year and sings with the 
Philharmonic Orchestra of Florida. She j 
is part of a quartet of soloists who will j 
be taping with Vienna Opera Chorus 
this summer in Austria, where she 
hopes to visit Dr. Mary Beth Armes, wh { 
is teaching voice and directing opera at I 
Ulm Theatre on the Danube. Also for M 
this summer, she will be taking a trip tcj 
Ocho Rios, Jamaica, which she won 
when her name was pulled out of a hat] 

Attending the September wedding < 
1978 Class Agent DAN EDMUND to 
REBECCA MILLER in New Orleans wer | 
IOE HARDT 77 from Dallas, PARNELL J 
and TERI HOLT '82, MIKE HAIK '80, TRIi 
LUDWIG '82, POPE '81 and LAURA 


DDEN '82, JIMMY POTTER 79, and 

lusband STEVE '80 are the proud 
)arents of a daughter, Margaret Rebecca 
Yammell-Kelly, born April 12. 

after getting a second degree from the 
Jniversity of Wales, I taught high school 
n the Channel Islands for two years. I 
>ot the Master of Music Degree from 
'SU in 1983, and now have almost 
ompleted my doctorate in music at 
ijl! dissertation is an opera about 
tobert E. Lee!" 

79, an ordained minister and pastor of 
he Lacombe United Methodist Church, 
vas named "Young Careerist of the 
'ear" by the Slidell Business and 
Professional Womens organization. After 
Zentenary, she graduated magna cum 
aude from Emory University with a 
faster of Divinity degree in the field of 
heological studies. She is married to 
)astor of a Pearl River church. 


^BBEY were married lune 22 in Flint, 
Mich., and traveled to London and Paris 
or two weeks. They now live in 
Richmond, Va., where they both play in 
:he Richmond Symphony. Greg has a 
ull-time job selling stereos for 

Congratulations to PETER MARK '82 
and SARAH CUSH WINKLER '84 on the 
birth of their son IOHN PETER They 
ppened up Towne South Driving Range 
n Shreveport 

CATHY AMSLER '83, Class Agent, 
offered congratulations also to R WADE 
\4cCUTHEON and his wife, IODI 
OULLETTE, on the birth of their 
laughter. Wade works for G.AM.B. Inc. 
is a district supervisor in a new 
estaurant in Leesville called Benjamins, 
)ut he also finds time to work on his 

IOHN 0. MOORE '83 counsels 
jielinquent students and their families 
ri two junior high schools in his old 
chool system in Texarkana...says he's 
'earning a lot 

IOANN B MARTIN '83, who 
graduated from Centenary with a 
business Administration Associate 
legree, is studying for her B.S in 
ccounting at LSUS 

GREG BLACKMAN '83 ran in his 
econd Boston Marathon this spring. 
When not studying at Vanderbilt 
Aedical School in Nashville, or running, 
e travels extensively— New York, 
Washington, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, 
:Jew Mexico, Maine, Canada, Rhode 
;land, and Europe. 

ssistant head coach at Cypress 
cademy of Gymnastics in Houston. 
From Hamburg Germany, THOMAS 

BUDDE '83 writes that he is majoring in 
industrial engineering, working part-time 
at the University as well as for his 
father's company. He says he needs to 
brush up on his English due to lack of 

In Shreveport ALAN YOKEM '83 
works as an assistant general manager 
at Yokem Toyota, and has started work 
on his MBA at Centenary. 

ALAN IRVINE '83, a teaching 
assistant as well as a student in the 
sociology masters and Ph.D. program at 
the University of Pittsburg is finishing 
working on a novel he hopes to sell 
sometime next year. 

Also in Nashville, DAVID OTTO '83 
graduated from Scarritt College this May 
with a masters degree in Christian 
Education. He moved to Claremont, 
Calif, to begin working on his Ph.D. in 
theology and personality with an 
emphasis in religion education at 
Claremont School of Theology. This 
degree will require some five years of 
study, including dissertation, and David 
hopes then to serve as a professor of 
religious education and theology at a 
United Methodist institution of higher 
education (Centenary?). He visited in 
Shreveport this April on the celebration 
of the 10th anniversary of the School of 
Church of Careers. 

WENDY TILLETT '83 married (OE 
DAVIS '84 at the First Baptist Memorial 
Chapel in Lafayette on November 24. 
Joe is an assistant golf professional at 
Les Vieux Cheres de Lafayette golf 
course: Wendy works at the Bank of 

husband LENNY are now living and 
working in San Francisco, where "the 
weather is so much better than Kansas 

FRANCES HARRELL '83 lives in 
Shreveport, where she works for 
Congressman Buddy Roemer. 

'85 are engaged to be married in Lake 
Charles in August. 

2LT FRANK W. ROOT of Magnolia 
graduated from the U.S. Army engineer 
officer basic course at Fort Belvois, Va. 

attending the University of Arkansas- 
Little Rock Law School. 

promoted to administrative assistant to 
the vice president of sales promotion 
and visual presentation at Orbach's of 
New York She writes that she is able to 
fit a bit of her music education along 
with the job. 

Steiff... Since 1903 

Gumps... Since 1861 

Louis Vuitton... Since 1854 

Antoine's... Since 1840 

Centenary College ... Since 1825 






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A Friend of Mind. 

Shreveport, LA. 





Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 

If you receive more than one copy of this 
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Curtis Melacon 74, golf chairman, checks the roster with 
AG. Harper '36. 

Edith Emmerich Mulling '54 came all the 

way from Frankfurt, Germany, for Alumni 

Weekend and to see daughter, Karen, a rising Mrs. Virginia Laskey, Honorary Alumna, an 

senior at Centenary. daughter, Mrs. Cecil Kilpatrick \r. of Mobile. 

Alumni Director Anita Martin talks about Alumni Weekend with Channel 1 2's Girl Pendley on Live at Five. Frank Boydston, Florence Comegys at the Roary 

'20s Luncheon. i 

INSIDE Centenary listed in 'Best Buys' 


Feb. 21-23, 1985 

Alumni Tours 
Revived by Board 


Will the ball 
bounce our way? 

Sample Chair 


Webb Pomeroy 
Studies in China 

Comet Hal ley 
on its way 

Times Education Writer 

"I'd like to go to Centenary, but I 
can't afford it." 

That comment is heard fairly often 
by Centenary College recruiters, says 
John Lambert, the private school's di- 
rector of admissions. But the ex- 
perience is worth the money, accord- 
ing to a new consumer's guide to high- 
er education. 

Centenary is among 221 public and 
private institutions to be featured in 
The Best Buys in College Educa- 
tion. The 400-page paperback by Ed- 
ward B. Fiske, education editor of The 
New York Times, is to hit bookstores 
in October. 

Loyola University in New Orleans 
and LSU-Baton Rouge will also ap- 

pear in Best Buys. 

"This (publication) is one we really 
wanted to get in," says Lambert, who 
plans to seize it as a marketing tool. 
"This kind of information is usually 
picked up by newspapers and national 
magazines, and that will give us some 
good exposure. It also goes along with 
our big theme this year, 'Centenary, 
the affordable college in the South.' " 

In compiling the book, Fiske sent 
questionnaires to hundreds, of schools 

"I have a previous book that has a 
lot of the better-known schools. But 
since people are so concerned about 
cost these days, I thought it would be 
helpful to list schools that might not be 
that well known, but still have rich and 
diverse programs and have managed 
to keep their costs down," said Fiske 

Good Newsl 

during a phone interview. "In ( > 
words, those schools providing a q ; 
ty education in relation to the cc 

Per-semester tuition at Centejy 
is $2,100 for full-time students, jd 
Lambert, who estimates that in 
and board, meals, books and da I 
day expenses bring that to $4,000. i 
tion at Loyola, also a private scho jis 
$2,414, while LSU-Baton R 
charges $637, tops among Louis 'a 
public universities. 

The price of Centenary has no I 
terred top students from enrolling ;. 
cording to another publica , 
Peterson's Competitive ColUx 
That guide lists Centenary amonf J6 
schools that consistently have i ? 
above-average undergraduate a i 
cants than they can accept. 

Centenary College is among 221 public and private institutions included in The Be 
Bums in College Education. Edward B. Fiske, education editor of The New York Times, is the 
author of the 400-page paperback which will hit the bookstores this month. The listing 
adds clout to our recruiting theme Centenary— the affordable college in the South. 

The Centenary College chapter of Literacy Volunteers of America (LVA) is $10,000 happier, thanks tc 
grant from the Gannett Foundation. Participating in the check presentation are (left to right) Howard 
Bronson, publisher of The Times, a Gannett newspaper, Ella Edwards, assistant and reference librar 
at Magale Library, and founder of the Centenary LVA program; Dorothy Hall library aide at Maga 
and a student in the program; and }im Montgomery '68, Gannett Foundation co-ordinator and edito 
the editorial page at The Times. The LVA affiliate trains volunteers as literacy tutors and matches th 
with adults who cannot read or who read poorly. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPS015560), October, 1985, Volume 13, 
No. 2 is published four times annually in July, 
October, January, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boulevard, 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71 134-0188. Second 
Class postage paid at Shreveport, La 
POSTMASTER; Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor lanie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Lee Morgan, Webb Pomer) 

Clyde Smith, Jeannie Clemei 

Production Creative Type, 

Rushing Print j 

Alumni Director Anita C Martin 

Photography lanie Flourr 

Installed As 
Sample Professor 

Barrie Richardson is congratulated by Dr. Alton Hancock '54, Dr. Gaius Wardaway '49, and 
[j Don Emler, while his wife, Lucy, looks on. Dr. Richardson, Dean of the School of Business, was 
Called in Centenary's eighth academic chair, the Samuel Guy Sample Chair of Business Administration. 

With the conviction and creativity of 
a great teacher, Dr. Barrie Richardson 
was installed Thursday, Sept 12, as the 
Samuel Guy Sample Professor of 
Business Administration. 

The installation was held on the 
occasion of the President's Convocation 
with all the pageantry and pomp of a 
traditional, formal academic celebration. 

In his address, Dr. Richardson urged 
the capacity crowd to try to look at life 
differently "Human progress has been 
the result of individuals who look at 
things in a different way," he said. We 
should not only use our "eagle eye" to 
look at things in a direct way, but also 
use our "Chinese eye" which is curious 
and skeptical, and can move around to 
various viewpoints. We all have the gift 
of both. 

Seeing things differently makes us 
tolerant, and "If we, at Centenary, do our 
jobs extremely well, then our students 
will go out with competence, courage, 
and humility, knowing there is meaning 
to life." 

The $500,000 chair was established 
in April, 1 983, by one of North Louisiana's 
oldest families to memorialize Samuel 
Guy Sample, poineer in the early 20th- 
century business world. 

Reared and educated in Mansfield, 
Mr. Sample graduated from the 
University of Arkansas before starting 
business as a merchant in his father's 
company and as a plantation manager. 

In 1908 (the same year Centenary 
opened its doors in Shreveport) Mr 
Sample moved his family to Shreveport 
and began investing in real estate and 
the Commercial National Bank, for which 
he served briefly as president and later 
as vice president and director until his 
death in 1943. 

Mr. Sample also served as president 
of the Union Oil Mill of West Monroe 
and of Delta Cotton Oil and Fertilizer 
Co He was a member of the First 
Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge, 
and various Shreveport clubs. 

The Sample Chair of Business 
Administration is Centenary's eighth, 
and the donors include Mrs. lames C 
Bolton and Mrs. Paul M. Davis, |r, of 
Alexandria; Mrs. Francis W. Scott, Mrs. 
David C Tyrrell, William S Tyrrell, Mrs. 
Barney Rickenbacker, Oliver H.P Sample, 
Guy B. Sample, and Wilton Wade 
Sample, all of Shreveport; and David C 
Tyrrell, |r„ of Dallas. 




Feb. 21-23 

Twice the fun ... that's the spirit for this year's Homecoming CLASSIC 

Special events and traditions of our annual Homecoming have been combined with 
the best of Alumni Weekend to make it THE time for alumni to return to campus. 

Homecoming CLASSIC will be held Feb. 21-23, 1986, highlighted by the Gents vs. 
Georgia State game plus class reunions, parties, and open houses. 

"The reunion organizers and class agents have been talking about doing this for 
several years," said Anita C Martin '80, alumni director. "Many alumni want to come 
back when they can interact with students. The college is not a museum, they say." 

It was at the July board meeting of the Alumni Association that the decision was 
made to combine the two events. 

The one winter event— Homecoming CLASSIC— will have its advantages: 

• Students and professors are all on campus. • The President and the Choir 
(who usually travel in the summer) will be here • Homecoming CLASSIC will 
provide the one time when all alumni can be together. • The excitement of a 
basketball game brings back great memories. • It won't be hot! 

Eliminating the summer event (Alumni Weekend) will also mean that the Alumni 
Office can offer special tours and travel opportunities. Already, plans are in the making 
for a trip to Europe this summer. (See page 5 for details.) 

Work is definitely full-speed ahead to make this first, rejuvenated Homecoming 
CLASSIC the best ever. "It's overwhelming ... and we have to rethink everything and 
work fast," said Anita. "If this really reflects the feelings of our alumni— and the Board 
definitely feels that it does— then this is what we'll do. I'm all for something that we all 

And for twice the fun, let's support it! 

"Combining Homecoming and Alumni Weekend brings together the best that 

Centenary has to offer." 

Shaune Ladner, 
President, Alumni Association 

1947 graduate Willard Cooper's classic car sets the mood for Homecoming CLASSIC planners (left to 
right) Emily Hauden Vukozki '58, \ane Johnson Cooke '69, Jill Brown '84, Anita C Martin '80, and 
Julia Ann Hamiter Andress '63. Homecoming CLASSIC will combine Homecoming and Alumni Weekend. 


Golf Tournament 
Awards Banquet 




Campus Tours 

Roaring Twenties 

Thirties Luncheon 

All-Campus Cook-Out 

Alumni College 

Open Houses 

Class Reunions 

Basketball Game 
Gents vs. Georgia State 

Victory Dance 


Worship Service 

Dr. Donald Webb 
Centenary College Choir 


Travel to Europe This June 

Alumni Board Revives Summer Tours 

Picture yourself traveling through 
Europe, in a grand style, with a group of 
un-loving Centenary College alumni. An 
exciting 14-day escorted tour through 
he heartland of Europe has been 
)lanned by our Alumni Association 
>pen to all of our alumni and their 
amily and friends. 

The group will fly out of Shreveport 
>n |une 16, 1986 aboard a Delta Airlines 
2t, and return on June 30 having visited 
;ome of the most beautiful areas of 
Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy 
-iere are some of the highlights of this 
exciting tour: 

une 16 Delta Airlines departure from 

une 17 Arrive in Frankfurt, Germany, 
lodging two nights in a 
Country Manor hotel outside 

jne 18 Cruise on the River Rhine, 

ine 19 Drive to Interlaken, 

Switzerland; two nights in the 
deluxe Hotel Beau Rivage 

jne 20 Day for optional sightseeing in 
the area, a cruise on the 
Thunersee, cogtrain ride up the 
(ungfrau, rest, and/or shopping 

jne 2 1 Drive across the Alps to 
Lungano, Switzerland, the 
beautiful lakeside resort city. 
Evening meal at the hotel 

me 22 Continue across the Italian 

Alps to Venice, Italy, with two 
nights in the beautiful Hotel 
Ambasciatori of Venice/ 
Mestre, the gateway to Venice 

me 23 A day of rides on the canals, 
shopping sightseeing in St 
Mark's Square, the Doge's 
Palace the Rialto Bridge a day 
full of excellent choices in 

me 24 Drive through beautiful 

countryside to Villach, Austria, 
our overnight stop in the 
picturesque hills of Austria. 
The evening meal is included 
in the Hotel Romantik Post 

ne 25 Now it's on to historic Vienna, 
the cultural showplace of 
Europe. Two nights in the 
Hotel de France. 

ne 26 The morning is devoted to 
guided sightseeing of Vienna 
and the afternoon left to 
optional touring and shopping. 

. ■ ■ 

Members of the Executive Committee of the Mumni Board are {left to right) Shayne Ladner '80, 
president, Mary Tullie VJyrick Critcher'68; Wayne Hanson '50, president-elect, David Henington '82, 
and Gordon Blackmon '80 (in foreground}. For the first time in many years, the Mumni Board will offer 
an alumni tour to Europe. 

[une 27 Today it's through Austria to 
Salzburg the romantic setting 
for "The Sound of Music" Our 
hotel is the deluxe 
Oesterreichischer Hof. 

|une 28 The ancient city will be visited, 
in detail, as a part of a guided, 
walking tour. The evening is 
open for a choice of concerts 
in beautiful palace halls. 

)une 29 The last night is in romantic 
Heidelberg with its beautiful 
castle and its "Student Prince" 
atmosphere Dinner is included 
in our Hotel Zum Ritter 

)une 30 The group will travel by motor 
coach to the Frankfurt Airport 
for departure on Delta Airlines 
to Shreveport 

As you can see, the schedule allows 

for exciting group activities as well as 
time for more individualized touring 
shopping and relaxing. 

The cost— including airfare, ground 
transportation, First Class and Deluxe 
hotels throughout, continental breakfast 
each morning three evening meals, 
guided sightseeing in Vienna and 
Salzburg a short cruise on the River 
Rhine, all taxes and luggage handling- 
will be $1 ,775 each. A deposit of $250 
each will be due on or before October 
30th. The total cost is subject to 
increase in airfare until the total amount 
is paid 

Those desiring further information or 
to have their name placed on the list, 
should contact the Alumni Office by 
mail or by phoning (318) 869-5151 or 
Globe Travel in Shreveport 


New faculty, staff 

Some 22 persons have assumed new 
faculty and staff positions at Centenary 
College. They include Larry Bagley, 
Men's Assistant Basketball and Volleyball 
Coach; Dr Ernest Blakeney Chemistry; 
SSG Tom Holloway and SFC Bernard 
Jenkins, Military Science Mrs. Kay Lee, 
Senior Adult Education; Bob and Willa 
Moss, Gymnastics; Dr. Stephen Rock, 
Political Science; Kendall L Rogers, 
Trainer and Equipment Manager; Dr 
and Mrs. Rick Rowel 1, Music Dr. Austin 
Sartin, Geology; Dr. Paula Short, 
Education; Mark Simmons, Director of 
Church Relations; )oe Simon, Director of 
Scholarships and Grants; Paul Spillenger, 
English; Katie Stevens, Student 
Employment; lean Trahan, Auditor; Dr. 
David Wetsel, French; Steve Wiegenstein, 
English; Nancy Harner, Director of 
Student Activities; and Peter Winkler, 
Golf Coach. 

Directory ready 

All telephone contact has been 
completed by Harris Publishing Company, 
publisher of our official Alumni 
Directory. The telephone callers verified 
the information which alumni provided 
on the questionnaires and the 
information currently held on alumni 

records. At the same time, the telephone 
representatives invited alumni to 
purchase personal copies of the directory. 

The directory is tentatively 
scheduled for release around mid- 
October. If you have not received your 
copy by November, 1985, or if you are 
interested in ordering a copy and have 
not heard from the publisher, you may 
contact them directly at the following 
address; Customer Service Department, 
Bernard C Harris Publishing Company, 
Inc, 3 Barker Avenue, White Plains, NY 



Centenary embarks this summer on 
a two-year self-study for re- accreditation- 
its third such undertaking. 

The once-a-decade event is a 
requirement of the Southern Association 
of Colleges and Schools (SACS), our 
regional accrediting agency 

Dr. Lee Morgan will for the third 
time direct the Self- Study and Dr. David 
lackson will chair the Steering 
Committee, with Patricia lackson serving 
as the administrative assistant 

The members have set up divisional 
groups and have also talked about the 
uses to which Centenary might put the 

Student employment office established 

A new Student Employment Office 
at Centenary College will help match 
full-time students with part-time jobs. 

Free to area businesses, the service 
will be offered year-round and will be 
coordinated by Katie Stevens, a recent 
Centenary graduate. The program is 
under the auspices of the Office of 
Financial Aid at Centenary and is 
designed primarily to assist students 
who do not meet federal guidelines for 
financial assistance. 

Ms. Stevens sees the program as a 
service to both students and area 
employers. Students will benefit from 
the additional income and from the 
work experience. Employers will have 
the advantage of hiring students with a 
Centenary education. 

The office will place students in a 
wide variety of part-time and temporary 
positions, from babysitting to 
bookkeeping But the emphasis will be 
on finding curriculum-related 
employment which will enhance the 
students' education "Our objective," 

Yjxtie Slevens 

says Ms. Stevens, "is to contact a large 
number of employers so that students 
will have more opportunities and so 
that area firms can benefit from and 
recognize the caliber of students 
Centenary produces." 

Student Employment Office hours 
are Monday through Friday, from 
9:00 a.m. until noon. For more 
information, please call Katie Stevens at 

Undergraduate enrollment is up ji 
slightly at Centenary College. 

Some 771 students have enrolled 
this fall, compated to 765 last year. 
There are 229 freshmen, 172 sophomo-' 
1 16 juniors, and 155 seniors, taking a 
total of 10,085 hours. Sixteen persons} 
are auditing classes, totaling 125 houii 

Scholarship director 

|oe A Simon has been named 
Centenary's director of scholarship 
development The announcement wasj 
made by Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice 
president of the College. 

A graduate of LSU with a B.S in 
business and a master's in history ancl 
economics, Simon is coming to 
Centenary from LSU-Shreveport, when 
he has been director of student activitifi 
He succeeds Andy Shehee, who is 
leaving the field of education after ma 
years to enter private business. 

Simon has also worked at the 
University of New Orleans, the Univel 
of Arkansas, and LSU-Baton Rouge. 

He is active in the community anci 
serves on the boards of CODOFIL anci 
the Shreveport Summer Music Festival 
He is also a member of the Red River | 
Runners Association and is a coach fcl 
Towne South Youth Sports. His churcli 
is St Luke's United Methodist, where I 
has served on the board, as president | 
the Methodist Men, and as stewardsh! 
chairman. He is also a member of the 
John Wesley Lay Ministry Counseling 

As director of scholarship 
development, joe will be in charge of I 
establishing new endowed and annuE 
funded scholarships, and maintaining 
current scholarships. 

Muses — Creative and successful 

Muses: the goddesses held to be 
esponsible for creativity and higher 
earning ... and a newly formed group of 
uccessful women at Centenary College. 

The 30-member (and growing) group 
as dedicated itself to three of the 
College's biggest challenges: recruiting 
tudents, raising endowment, and 
Tiproving the quality of life for our 

In its first year of action, the group 
as accomplished much. 

• A Women's Endowment Quorum 
nth minimum membership at $1000 

as been established with 23 charter 
lembers and nearly $40,000 in 
ndowment funds. (See related story on 
lis page) 

• The lobby of Jackson Hall, 
entenary's oldest building has been 
ainted, carpeted, furnished, and 

• The Centenary Choir has 70 new 
laroon and white choir robes, thanks to 
^e Muses Some $6,000 was donated by 
ioneer Bank and Trust, First National 

Bank, Louisiana Bank and Trust, and the 
Equitable Life Assurance Co. - E. Wade 
Lippard Agency 

• A Recruitment Committee will be 
showing the award-winning Centenary 
slide show to local church and high 
school groups. They will also be 
identifying Centenary alumni in other 
towns who would be willing to do the 
same. The slide show is available in 
carousel/cassette tape from form and 
on the VCR format The Muses will turn 
in names of prospective students to the 
Office of Admissions. 

Tiddle Bettis Florsheim '46, 
Virginia Kilpatrick Shehee '43, and Lee 
Wheless Hogan '66 are cochairmen of 
The Muses. Current membership 
includes Marty Noland, Jo Reid, Ann 
Olene Querbes '65, Kay Jeter, Vada 
McGoldrick, Betty Vogel McDonald, 
Mimi Hussey, Nancy Hudson Ketner, 
Doris Box, Leone Reeder, Dorothy B. 
Gwin, Mary Moss Henderson, Chris 
Hughes, Knox Goodman, Carolyn Clay 
Flournoy '45, Fannie Heard, Dot Hensley, 

Women's Endowment Quorum 

A Vision With a Purpose" is the 
■ason why 23 North and Central 
ouisiana ladies have joined together to 
uild the endowment of Centenary 

A dream of Muses member Doris 
ox, the Women's Endowment Quorum 
now a reality. The roster resembles a 
'ho's Who of Caddo, Bossier, and 
voyel I es parishes: Mrs. Luther A. 
eene, Mrs. Harvey Broyles, Mrs. AL 
yrd, Mrs. Edward T. Carruth, Mrs. CO. 
Dil, Mrs. WW. Gardner, Mrs. lohn A 
endrick Mrs. Samuel B. Hicks, Mrs. 
"lomas E. Hogan, Mrs. Sam D Hunter, 
rs. Roy Hurley, Mrs. lohn H. Johnson 

Mrs. Norman V Kinsey, Mrs. Edwin 
oore, Mrs. George D. Nelson, Mrs. 
jstin G Robertson, Mrs. W.L Sibley, 
rs. David Tyrrell, Mrs. Donald A Webb, 
rs. Roland Wibker, Mrs Robert E Witt, 
rs. Hoyt Yokem, and Mrs. Box 

Membership is open to ladies who 
ave on their hearts how the College's 
idowment can be improved: by their 
vn gifts, by creative projects, and by 
icouraging potential donors. Annual 
Jes are a minimum of $1000. There will 
: few meetings: a business session 
id an educational event: social 
itherings, and travel opportunities as 
ey arise Invitations to special events 
'onsored by the College will also be 
tended to Quorum members. 

"Our goal is to raise $100,000," said 
rs. Box, who has chosen this as her 

first 'challenge' with Centenary. A non- 
alum (and not even a Methodist!), she 
sees the group as making a significant 
impact on the College, now and in the 

With over $35,000 now in hand, the 
ladies plan to reach their $100,000 goal 
in about four years. In the meantime, 
they will keep attuned to the current 
needs of the College via a Future 
Planning Committee. If a need at the 
College is one that they wish to address, 
it will be considered a side project using 
separate monies. 

One such project was the renovation 
of the lobby in Sexton Hall The $6800 
undertaking involved painting papering 
carpeting furnishing and accessorizing 
The dark 'early attic' lobby is now a 
cheerful place to gather and to entertain 

In March, the ladies heard a 
presentation by Dr. Barrie Richardson, 
Sample Professor of Business Adminis- 
tration, and last August, they made a 
trip to Hodges Gardens as special 
guests at the Centenary College Choir 
summer camp. 

The Quorum will have its next 
business meeting in February when the 
first year's activities will be reviewed. 
Charter memberships will be open until 
that time. If you would like to join— now 
or in the future— please contact Chris 
Webb or Janie Flournoy at the College. 

Lorraine Yearwood LeSage '49, Harriet 
Belch ic, Sandy K Edwards, Bea White, 
Kathryn Bancroft, Kay Butcher, and Tina 

All in all, The Muses are proving 
themselves to be very creative, especially 
on behalf of Centenary College. 

Alumni Admissions 

The 1985 freshmen have hardly had 
time to unpack, and Centenary recruiters 
are back on the road looking for next 
year's group. 

Their job will be a little easier, 
though, thanks to alumni participating 
in the Alumni Admissions program. 

These are alumni — this year in key 
markets only— who will help our 
recruiters identify prospective students 
and work with them in various ways to 
interest them in attending Centenary 

Deborah and Charles Boyd, Dan 
Edmund, Mike Haik, Mike and Jamie 
Osburne Jackson, Kathy Keyes, Jan 
Conlin McAlister, the Rev. Doug Cain, 
Bruce Dinwiddie, lenny Piner Simon, 
Susan Snyder, Stanton Frazar, Gary 
Precther, Lucy Thornton, Drs. Susan and 
Peter Kastl, Joyce Cohen, and the Hon. 
John A Dixon, Jr., are helping in the New 
Orleans area. 

The Baton Rouge contacts are Philip 
Budd, Mark Couhig |oy Irwin, Graham 
Bateman, Dale and Liz Kirkindoll, Anne 
Morris, David Penri-Evans, Phoebe 
Thompson, Lee McKenzie, and James B. 

In Little Rock, Beth Richardson 
Allen, Cathy Amsler, Mimi Mitchell, 
Maury Mitchell, the Rev. and Mrs. 
Rodney Steele, Mary Bea Thomas, Glen 
Williams, and Martha Stobaugh 
McCaskill are helping. 

Contacts in Dallas and Fort Worth 
are Ted and Pam Case, Ellen Cole, Karl 
and Robin Dent, Bill and Debbie 
Dunlap, Cathy Lensing, Pete and Melinda 
Matter, Pat and Bruce Morgan, Debbie 
Carter Mulvenna, Julie Clegg |oe Hardt, 
lohn and Ann Purdy, Randall Gonzales, 
and lohn Yianitsas. 

The Houston area contacts include 
Mark Cook Joe and Mary Walker, lohn 
Wiggin and Mary Jane Peace, Martha 
Bigner, Mindy Ramey, Lydia Scales 
Anderson, Lisa McCarthy, Cynthia Lewis, 
and Jan and Galen Eads (wherever they 

The Alumni Admissions "jobs" range 
from telephoning or letter writing to 
clipping newspapers with prospect 
names, to hosting open houses, to 
transporting prospective students to 
campus. The Office of Admissions is in 
charge of the program: please call John 
Lambert for information, (318)869-5131. 


Division I basketball — can Centenary survive? 

There are 282 colleges and universities competing in the NCAA's Division I, its 
lighest classification ... and the smallest school by far in the division is Centenary 

Top athletes, top dollars, and top billing are hard to come by, but Coach Tommy 
lanterbury is facing the challenge head on. 

A three-year plan devised by Canterbury last summer could mean "the jackpot 
waiting the school," according to Richard Baudouin's cover story in Shreveport's 

The first part of the program involves recruiting. Finding the student who can make 
he grade on the basketball court as well as in the classroom will be top priority, 
/larginal, borderline athletes will not be considered for the Centenary team. 

At the same time, to compete for these smarter athletes, Coach Canterbury will 
leed more recruiting dollars. Unfortunately, those academically and athletically strong 
ilayers are not easily found in North Louisiana. The basketball staff will have to widen 
:s reach to get the brightest and the best 

To help raise those extra dollars and not stretch an already tight budget, Canterbury 
5 prepared to begin playing higher caliber schools such as Oklahoma and LSU. "You 
;ive up a sure win to take a very possible licking to get some money to recruit the kind 
if kids you want," he said. 

Already, the plan is in place and the team stacks up this way ... 










Blanton Hill 






Muskogee, OK (N Oklahoma IC) 


Gene Vandenlangen 






Muskogee, OK (E. Oklahoma IC) 


Rodney Martin 






Shady Grove, LA (Shady Grove HS) 


Maurice Barr 






Shreveport, LA (Booker T. 
Washington HS) 


Andrew Dewberry 






Doyline, LAIDoyline HS) 


Michael Butler 






Ranger, TX (Ranger HS) 


Pete Scalia 






Beloit, IL (S Beloit HS) 


Albert Thomas 






Macon, GA (Southwest HS) 


Troy Sewell 






Washington, DC. (Trinidad |C) 


Eric Padgett 






Bossier City, LA (Bossier HS) 


Fred McNealey 






Sylacauga, AL (Sylacauga HS) 


Randall Davis 






Birmingham, AL (Lawson State IC) 


loe Beaubouef 






Grand Cane, LA (Central HS) 


Winfred lones 






Dallas, TX (Paris |Q 

It's a juggling act that Canterbury's counting on: academic quality, fiscal 
:sponsibility, and a winning season. 
Will it work? Will the ball bounce his way? 

Coach Tommy Canterbury 

"1 think we are back on track with a 
real speed team this season— and speed 
teams are always fun to watch. When we 
put together four winning seasons in a 
row (1979-82), our main ingredient was 
team quickness. 

"I'm pleased with our new recruits-. 
{Blanton) Hill (Gene) VanDenLangenberg, 
{Pete) Scalia and {Frea) McNealey. They 
are welcomed additions to our club, and 
remember we've got two pretty good 
players in {Albert) Thomas and (Randall) 
Davis coming back. 

"I can hardly wait for the first tipoff." 

Centenary College — 1985-86 Basketball Schedule 






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Louisiana State University 
Southeastern Louisiana University 
Northeast Louisiana University 
University of Texas El Paso 
Florida Southern Tournament 
*Hardin-Simmons University 

* Houston Baptist University 


* University of Arkansas-Little Rock 

* Sam ford University 

* Georgia State University 

Ruston, La. 
Hammond, La. 
Monroe, La. 
El Paso, Tx 
Lakeland, Fl 
Abilene, Tx. 
Houston, Tx 
Little Rock Ar. 
Birmingham, Ala 
Atlanta, Ga. 

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Northwestern State University 




* Mercer Univeristy 

* Georgia Southern College 


Natchitoches, La 
Macon, Ga. 
Statesboro, Ga. 

*Trans American Athletic Conference Game 
All Times are CST Check local listings for time 
* Homecoming 


Virginia Laskey 

What Centenary Means to Me. 

Centenary has long held a treasured place in my 
heart and now that I have been chosen an Honorary 
Alumna, 1 am more deeply involved and committed. 

My association with Centenary has spanned a 
period of almost 40 years. I was early attracted by the 
able leadership, the dedication of the people whose 
vision and high standards directed the affairs of the 
struggling College. These were persons who in the face 
of adversity and often bewilderment still persevered 
with tenacity and never relinquished their high ideals 
for lesser values or their vision of a college of 

This is also what I believe: Centenary is a college 
with a vision, a dream, striving toward a goal, a march 
toward excellence. These values Centenary has achieved 
and is achieving as has been demonstrated through 
the leadership of presidents, of faculty, Board of 
Trustees, student body, curriculum, athletics, 
beautification of the campus, attractive buildings, 
varied activities, "atmosphere," and loyal alumni. 

This is why I give my allegiance and support to 
Centenary College. 

Excellence is attainable. 

Mrs. Laskey, a longtime member of Centenary' s Board of 
Trustees was made an Honorary Alumna in }une. She is a ver 
distinguished leader in the Methodist Church, having served in 
highest offices attainable for laywomen. Her work has spanned 

Charles B. Simmons 

It's great to have Chuck Simmons 71 back in 

As senior minister at Noel Memorial United 
Methodist Church, he says "Being in Shreveport agaii 
is wonderful, like coming home. Being near the colle^ 
has its rewards, too, but Centenary has never been ju 
a 'place' for me. It is rather a collections of memories 
good and growing; a community of friends— old and 
new; and a conscientious way of life— caring and 

thoughtful. Neither time nor distance away from the 
campus ever dimmed this legacy; but my new positic 
and proximity do afford a cherished chance to 
appreciate, augment, and pass it on." 

After graduating from Centenary, Chuck earned 
both his Masters of Divinity degree magna cum laud* 
and his Doctor of Divinity degree from Emory 
University. He also completed a year of study at the 
Institute Ecumenique at the University of Geneva as i 
representative of the United Methodist Church. From 
1978-1980 Chuck was our own Director of Church 
Relations, before moving to Lake Charles as pastor o 
St Luke Simpson UMC He was appointed to his nev 
position in June of this year. 

China's Sleeping Dragon Awakening 

By Dr. Webb Pomeroy '43 

"A Sleeping Giant," the term used to 
describe China in my high school 
geography class. Now the giant (or 
dragon) has awakened, is arousing and 
in a very short time, as history is 
reckoned, will become one of the two or 
three major powers of the world With a 
population of over two billion, with an 
abundance of natural resources, China 
now looks to the West for technology to 
create what materialists everywhere 
believe makes a nation great: television, 
air conditioning trucks, electricity, clean 
water, winning teams, an abundance of 
food, good roads, airplances, bombs, 
tanks, and all of the rest. 

During the past summer I had the 
opportunity to study for six weeks at 
D eking University and visit several 
egions of China in a program of the 
Zhinese Ministry of Education. Sixteen 
professors were selected from the 
Jnited States to participate in the 
urogram with the expectation that in 
heir respective colleges they would be 
nfluential in bringing about a positive 
attitude toward "New China." The rigorous 
ourse of study included lectures and 
)anel discussions by Chinese scholars 
and opportunity for questions and 
Jiscussion by the American professors. 
Economics, history, religion, literature, 
irt, Marxist philosophy, agriculture and 
nedicine were the major topics covered. 

My particular interest was in religion 
t China today. Having included a 
BCture on "The Chinese Communist 
'arty and Religion in China," for many 
ears in the course "Philosophy of 
Eastern Religions," I found that this first- 
and encounter was extremely helpful. 

Realizing that any simplification is a 
distortion. I will risk the following 
bmments. Although the constitution of 
flew China guarantees religious freedom, 
ie traditional religions, Buddhism, 
aoism, and Confucianism are on the 

iditors note: Dr. Webb Pomeroy, T.L lames 
wfessor of Religion, made the [rip to China as 
participant in a Fulbright Faculty Seminar on 
\\odern China. The itinerary included visits to 
eking, Xian, Nanking, Shanghai, and Canton.) 

decline. Mainly this is because these 
religions consisted, for the most part, in 
rituals and prayers to gods to bless 
them with food, good health and long 
life. The Chinese are realizing that the 
agricultural, medical, and educational 
programs of the Communist Party are 
doing a much better job than the gods. 
They are substituting fertilizer for prayer 
and antibiotics for incense. 

On the other hand, Chinese 
Christianity shows obvious concern in 
areas where it was lacking in the 
traditional religions. The Chinese 
Christian Church demonstrates active 
concern in areas of health, concern for 
the poor, morality and ethics, education 
and social and civil justice. Perhaps this 
explains why there are three times the 

number of seminary applicants than can 
be admitted, why there are more 
Christians than the churches can hold, 
why new churches are opening at the 
rate of about three per week, why Bibles 
and Christian literature are sold faster 
than they can be printed, why Christians 
are being elected to governing bodies 
and official positions in numbers out of 
proportion to their numbers in the 
general population It seems at the 
present time that Chinese Christianity 
will be the major religious force and 
influence in the future of the New China. 




February 22, 1986 
Rose Fitzgerald, Class Agent 

Celebrate the Golden Anniversary 
of our class with a special dinner 
and program in the Centenary 
Room of Bynum Commons 
Cafeteria on the Centenary campus. 



Retired Navy Capt ROLAND W. 
FAULK '30, was featured in articles in 
the Sacramento Bee and The New York Times 
covering the first-ever official national 
ceremony commemorating the 40th 
anniversary of V- 1 Day. Capt Faulk 
delivered the invocation aboard the USS 
Enterprise in San Francisco Bay. Forty 
years ago, Capt Faulk served as the 
Navy chaplain aboard the USS Missouri 
and offered the opening prayer when 
the lapanese formally surrendered to the 
United States. The Alumni Office has a 
copy of this prayer and would be 
pleased to send interested alumni a 
copy if requested and furnished with a 
stamped-return envelope. 

writes that after graduation she taught 
school for several years, worked for an 
engineering firm, followed by a stint 
with Texas Eastern until she moved to 
Houston. Upon her return to Shreveport, 
she worked for the city of Shreveport, 
then managed an Area Agency on Aging 
until its closure. She has retired after a 
time with Caddo Abstract Co., remaining 
here with her husband Ed and is now 
trying to get accustomed to NOT 

IOHN LUKSICK X39, after leaving 
Centenary went to New Mexico 
University, played football and received 
a degree in education. He has retired 
after working in a steel mill in 
Pennsylvania. That has given him time 
to travel to Europe, Australia, and New 
Zealand and on to Russia, the People's 
Republic of Mongolia, and Siam. This 
year he'll try Newfoundland, (ohn sends 
best regards to all those he knew at 


February 22, 1985 

For the Classes of 1930-1935, an 
opportunity to gather together for a 
noon luncheon is being planned. 
You will want to be a part of this 
"first" since your 50th Reunion. 


Though unable to attend our 
reunion, IRENE BAKER '40 wrote that 
she recently retired from the First 
National Bank after 42 years of service. 
At retirement, she was a vice president 
in customer relations. She plans to do 
some traveling oil painting and 

BILL GRAHAM '42 came to 
Centenary on a music scholarship and 
majored in business, but his heart was 
in cartooning. In July the University of 
Arkansas at Little Rock exhibited a 
selection of the editorial cartoons 
Graham created during his 38 years at 
the Arkansas Gazette. He also donated a 
large body of work to UALR Archives 
and Special Collection, as well as a 
major collection of his work in the 
Newhouse Collection at Syracuse 
University School of lournalism, the LB) 
Library at the University of Texas, and 
the Magale Library at Centenary. 
Graham has had a compilation of his 
cartoons published, entitled "A Dittel 
Drum Roll Please," which deals with the 
Watergate era. Bill was featured in the 
June 30 edition of the Arkansas Gazette on 
the occasion of his "turning in pen." 


PERRY L SMITH '50 retired as vice 
president of Bruin Corporation in 
Houston, lanuary 1982, after which he 
and Marie divided their time between 
their Houston home and their lake 
home in Rayburn Country playing golf 
fishing and traveling. After 20 months, 
he decided that just wasn't enough and 

In Memoriam 

Virginia Woodland Cushman 
Bradfield x28 
May 21, 1985 

Elma Bernice Pickle '28 
July 30, 1985 

Mattie Connell Stephens '31 
|une4, 1985 

Dr. Donald Bradford Harbuck '5 
Iune4, 1985 

Mary E. Giglio Friday x53 
My 30, 1985 

Charles F. "Rick" Biggs, Jr. x60 
July 19, 1985 

Mildred "ludy" Bernard '85 
May 15, 1985 

took a position as controller for a mid-1 
cities real estate and oil entrepreneur. [ 
He and Marie now live in Arlington, Texc 

BILL BOWEN, Major, USMC ret, 
wrote that he graduated from Centenai 
... twice! Class of 1950-and 1952. He 
attended the University of Arkansas 
Medical School for a while, then taugrv 
in high schools and colleges in 
Louisiana, Colorado, and California. He 
was in the Marine Corps three times, 
World War 11, the Korean War, and the 
Vietnam War, retiring in 1972 as a majcj 
He taught chemistry, physics, and matl 
for several more years and then got a 
degree in radiologic technology and h£ 
been with the V.A Hospital in 
Shreveport ten years. Bill is also the 
president of the Shreveport Chapter of 
the National Society of Arts and Letter 

of lohn Randolph Taylor, is the new 
president of San Francisco Theological i 
Seminary. Arline has had a busy life 
rearing six children— Ann, Mary, Virgin! 
Thomas, Arline, and Nancy. She also hi 
two grandsons and now resides in San 

chancellor of Bossier Parish Communis 
College, which hosted the Internationa 
Science and Engineering Fair in May '8 
Wife IANE '57 is an assessment teache 
for the Bossier Parish Community 
Schools. They have two sons and two 
daughters. Andy, their oldest, graduate 
magna cum laude in chemistry from 
Harvard last June He will enter LSU 
Medical School in Shreveport this fall. 


February 22, 1986 
John Paylor, Class Agent '50 

Wayne Hanson, Class Agent '5 1 

Barbara Black Lawton, 
Class Agent '52 

A gala evening at Pierremont 
Oaks is being planned for you. 
Watch for more details in the 
coming months. 


BRADFORD H. MAYO '60, presiden 
of Mayo Land Title Co., Inc, of Lake 
Charles, La. is married to Ann L Mayo 
and is the father of Thad (19), Zach ( 1 8 
losh (16), Stephanie (10), and Mariah ' q 
In addition to working in the First 
Methodist Church, scouting and 
Kiwanis, he manages to go camping m 
canoeing and get in a little basketball. 

hesterfield, Mo., is married to |im 
iebe, |r. She listed her occupation as 
rhe Liebe Group," which consists of 
m(l9), Bill (17), Tracey(16), Katie (11), 
nd Timothy (9). When not pursuing the 
obby of raising thoroughbred horses, 
inda raises funds for their children's 
:hools— Chesterfield Athletic Assn., 
nd the Parents' Council of Washington 
niversity in St Louis, and works with 
le National Charity Horse Show in St. 

aduate school working on a master's 
2gree in psychology even though she is 
le administrative assistant to the 
esident of Anderson-Greenwood and 
lother to Nancy (20), Hope (18), and 
all (17). 

RAY JOHNSON '60, president of ML. 
3th, announced the merger of Caddo- 
?tco Office Supplies into ML Bath as 
art of a major expansion move by the 
)-year old Shreveport company 

lly teaches piano but is active in 
immunity musical and theatrical 
[eductions in Lake Charles and fills her 
^are time with needlecraft, macrame, 
id yard work 

)rarian in Philadelphia, Pa. 

at her civic activities as secretary to 
e Caddo-Bossier Day Care Board keep 
:r busy, but she does try to get in a 
tie tennis, walking and gardening. 

DON G. SCROGGIN '66, a Harvard 
i.D. in chemistry and Yale law school 
ad, is associated with the firm of 

Perry Brown 

brother of the late PAUL M. 
BROWN ' 1 7, and former commander 
of the American Legion and 
chairman of the Texas Employment 
Commission, died in San Marcos, 
Texas, in |une at the age of 92. After 
graduating from Centenary, he 
served in both World Wars. He and 
his brother contributed the funds 
for Brown Memorial Chapel. Col. 
Brown was a Life Member of our 
Board of Trustees, continuing the 
[tradition of his great-grandfather, 
who served on Centenary's first 
board Memorial contributions can 
be sent to the American Legion 
Endowment Fund in Indianapolis, 
Ind; Centenary College and Ward 
United Methodist Church in 
Austin, Tx. 

Beveridge& Diamond in Washington, 
DC, and is on Centenary's fall 
Convocation Series. 

One of the two candidates running 
for the Des Moines City Council this fall 
happens to be HUGH O. HAMMOND 
'68. Hugh, president of All Lines 
Insurance Agency, is married to 
Charlene Hammond and has one 


February 22, 1986 
lack Mulkey, Class Agent 

A Cajun feast and lots of fun are 
on the agenda for the Class of 1961 
Mark your calendars now and plan 
to attend. 


71, along with daughter Elizabeth 
Annette, welcomed the birth of Mary 
Drew in April. Floyd is in his last year of 
Family Practice Residency at E.A 
Conway Hospital in Monroe, where 
Marianne is the medical librarian 

While visiting Shreveport, 1ESS 
GILBERT 73 dropped by the Alumni 
Office to say that he is teaching in the 
Department of Rural Sociology at the 
University of Wisconsin at Madison less 
married Kathy Walker, and they have 
three children— David (10), Katie (7), and 
Elizabeth (20 months). They have been 
in Madison a year; before that, he 
studied US Agriculture and Land 
Ownership at the University of Georgia. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to 
Stuart Alan Harville,'83, on the death of 
74, who died March 17, after a lengthly 
illness. Mrs. Harville was a Caddo Parish 
case worker for the Louisiana 
Department of Health and Human 

CYNTHIA LEWIS 75 writes with 
news of a move from the Dallas Opera 
to Houston to become the public 
relations manager of the Houston 
Symphony Orchestra, effective July 8. 
The orchestra's great plans include an 
East Coast/ Midwestern tour this fall 
and a newly signed recording contract 
with Pro Arte. Hurrah for HSO! 

Too busy to attend our reunion, 
writes that she and husband Roddy 
opened McCaskill Real Eastate Co. and 
have added McCaskill Property 
Management as well as a mortgage 
company to their list of achievements. 
This along with their three children- 
Emily (7), Molly (3), and Roddy, I r (10 
months) — really keep them hopping. 

Playwright ANNA ASLIN 77 
contributed to Shreveport' s 

Anita C Martin 


The E.F. Hutton investment 
company uses as its slogan, "When 
E.F. Hutton talks, people listen." A 
reverse example of this ideal came 
when the American public raised its 
voice in protest against the new 
Coke, and the owners of this soft 
drink company listened and decided 
to produce again the original Coke, 
now called Coke Classic 

On the heels of Coke's decision, 
a much smaller but equally vital 
group were making a similar protest 
Many of you were telling us that 
Homecoming and Alumni Weekend 
should be reunited into one festive 
affair to be held during the 
academic year when both students 
and faculty are present So, after 
listening to your suggestions and 
reviewing the pros and cons, the 
Alumni Board voted unanimously 
to do just that. Homecoming 
Classic, February 2 1-23, 1986, is 
one way we can say, "When our 
people (alumni, students, friends) 
talk. Centenary listens." 

Mark your calendars now, and 
watch for the exciting details of an 
old-fashioned Homecoming We 
expect to see you there! 

-Anita C Martin '80 
Alumni Director 

Sesquicentennial celebration by writing 
"The Other Side of Respectability," a 
play based on Margery Dailey Wright's 
book Mary Cane. A Chronicle of Caddo and 
Bossier. The premiere performance was 
held in July at Gas Light Players. 

VAN DICKENS '77 is pastor of Cokes 
Chapel UMC in Sharpsburg Ga. He was 


ordained an elder in the Louisiana 
Conference in July. 1985. He is working 
on a docorate in ministry in homeletics 
76 is an S.T.D. student in pastoral 
counseling at Emory. Daughter, Emily 
Trent Dickens was born July 8, 1985. 

J. 10SEPH HARDT 77 writes from 
Dallas to announce his resignation from 
the law firm of Winstead, McGuire, 
Sechrest & Minick He has formed his 
own firm in the same city— Decker, 
Hardt, Kopf, Harr, Munsch & Dinan. 

DR TERRY W. SWAN 77 has been 
named chairman of the Social Science 
Department at Lindsey Wilson College, 
Columbia, Ky. Terry is the architect of 
the new Human Services major offered 
at Lindsey Wilson. He was also recently 
included in "Who's Who in Human 
Services for 1986." Swan, an ordained 
minister, is in his second year with the 
United Methodist- related college. 

WARNER 77 married Connie Wiley in 
Webster Groves, Mo. His best man was 
MARK FREEMAN 75. Also present were 
Centenarians BOB HICKMAN 74, 
and SYLVIA GUERIN 73. Mark is 
working toward a doctorate in biology at 
the University of Virginia and should 
finish within a year or so. Bob is an 
accountant in Atlantic City and lives in 
Smithville, N|. Glenn is an instructor of 
tai chi in Shreveport while his brother 
and sister-in-law, Tom and Sylvia, live in 
the St Louis area. Tom works for Aetna 
Life Insurance Company. After 
completing his doctorate in organic 
chemistry some years ago, James is now 
a research group leader in the 
formulations section with Monsanto. 

BILL KYLE 78 manager of the 
Columbia Plantation Restaurant near 
Bayou Teche in Franklin, was featured in 
the "Good Eating" page of the July/ 
August issue of Louisiana Life Magazine. 
The restored plantation "has been 
transformed into an oasis of culinary 

DR NANCY COOPER 78 has been 
appointed the new organist and choir 
director of St Peter's Episcopal Church 
in Salisbury, Md. She is busy preparing 
for a recital at the National Cathedral in 
Washington, DC, on September 15th 

West Services, Inc., St Paul, Minn, 
announces the appointment of 
ROBERTA L BURNS 79 as an account 
representative for WESTLAW, the 
computer assisted legal research service 
available from West Ms. Burns will serve 
the New Orleans area. Most recently 
Roberta was a law clerk in the Orleans 
Parish District Attorney's office. 

LEE IAMISON 79 exhibited a 
collection of oils, acrylics, and 
watercolors at the Archway Gallery in 
Houston during August A gala 
reception to meet the artist opened the 


February 22, 1986 
Randy Tiller, Class Agent 70 

Pam Byrd Heard, Class Agent 71 

Paul Heffington, Class Agent 72 

Plans are underway to make 
this a memorable occasion. Details 
will be in your class agent letters. 

exhibit, followed by a gallery talk the 
next day. Lee's paintings are included 
many private collections in Texas, 
Louisiana, and the Southeast He and j 
78, live in Dodge, Texas. 

MARTHA KELLEY 79, a secretary 
with a Dallas oil firm, writes that she 1 
continuing her interest in theatre as he 
hobbies include local theatre work 
dance and exercises with side trips to 

Dr. Clyde Smith, Associate Professor of Physics at Centenary College, will 
present "Once in a Lifetime Halley's Comet," an audio-visual presentation and 
discussion on Tuesday, Oct 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ridgewood Recreation Center, 
6817 Fisher, Dallas, Texas (near the Medallion Shopping Center, Northwest 
Highway and Abrams). The event is free and open to all alumni, prospective 
students, and their families and friends. For more information, please call Anita 
Martin, director of Alumni Relations, 869-5151. 

Comet Hal ley on its way 

By Dr. Clyde Smith 
Associate Professor of Physics 

It is coming, silently rushing toward 
us, as of early October, at over fifty 
thousand miles per hour. Comet Halley 
(rhymes with "alley") has left its winter 
home under the chin of the water- 
serpent Hydra for its once-in-a-lifetime 
looping return to our part of the solar 
system. Despite what was recently 
almost a collision course, however, it 
poses no threat to us. As solar gravity 
continuously bends both our path and 
its, it will come no closer to us than a 
comfortable 39 million miles on April 
1 1, 1986, during its voyage back out (Its 
nearest approach to us as it hurtles 
sunward, 57 million miles, occurs on 
November 27, 1985. For comparison, in 
1910 it came within 13 million miles, 
and 837 AD. saw a record near miss of a 
"mere" 3 million miles.) In other words, 
the comet, currently near the feet of the 
twins in Gemini, will never come as 
close to us on this tour as Venus does. 

This is at once good news for the 
paranoid among us and bad news for 
the hype inflated stargazer hoping to 
see a comet outblaze the full moon. The 
most generous predictions of its peak 
brightness compare it to that of Polaris, 
the Pole Star, more famous for its 
position than its luminosity. While this 
passage will be a scientific treasure 
trove, it will disappoint many seekers of 
the spectacular, especially those who 
have ill-advisedly sunk their money in a 
telescope they do not plan to use for 
anything else. Actually, good binoculars 
are all the equipment the informed 
amateur comet-chaser needs to see 

Comet Halley. 

During November, as we pass 
between the comet and the sun, it will 
be in our sky for almost the entire night 
first in Taurus, passing near the Pleiades 
and the Hyades, then entering Aries as 
the moon reappears to ruin our view of' 
Halley's namesake. Throughout the 
month it will be in the southeast in 
early evening. Early in nights with little • 
or no moonlight in late November, earr> 
December, and early (anuary, 
opportunities will arise for naked-eye 
viewing under dark sky conditions as the 
comet draws nearer to the sun in our 
southern and southwestern sky. 

During the spring the early bird 
catches Comet Halley. While it will be 
brightest in March and April, the relative 
orientation of sun, earth and comet will I 
place it unfortunately low in our 
southeastern predawn sky, never much 
more than twenty degrees above our 
horizon. Recommended sources of 
detailed maps and other fascinating 
Halleyana are The New York Times Guide to 
the Return of Halley's Comet by Richard 
Flaste, et al, The Return of Halley's Comet by 
Patrick Moore and John Mason, Asimov's 
Guide to Halley's Comet by Isaac Asimov, 
The Comet is Coming-. The Feverish Legacy of 
Mr. Halley by Nigel Calder, Sky and 
Telescope, Astronomy and similar magazines 

Although the 1985-86 return of 
Comet Halley will not be as dramatic 
visually as we might wish, or as the 191L 
appearance which thrilled our forebears, 
it will present opportunities to the 
diligent Traveling away from city lights 
and rising in the spring predawn, they 
just might obtain observations and 
photographs to treasure. 


the Dallas area museums. 

graduate of Tulane Law School in 1982, 
recently had the honor of presenting 
Chief Justice Warren E. Burger with a 
copy of The Louisiana Appellate Practice 
Handbook. She is currently serving as 
law clerk for ludge Richard Ganucheau, 
Civil District Court, Parish of Orleans. 


February 22, 1986 
Paul Young, 111, Class Agent 

A seafood buffet highlighted by 
an evening of reminiscing makes 
this a must for the Class of 1976. 
We're counting on the biggest tenth 


BETTY COMPTON '80 is currently 

teaching at Louisiana State University in 

Baton Rouge in the English Department 

real estate investments. He's also an 
active Rotarian, member of the Chamber 
Df Commerce of Oklahoma City, and 
Boy Scouts worker. I don't see how he 
inds time to sail, golf, and do some 
politicking but he does. 

sixth grade. Her hobbies include running 
training for marathons), reading 
softball, and painting 

CHRIS RODGERS '81, who earned 
his MBA at SMU, is now working on his 
LL.M. in taxation at SMU. 

recently awarded an NIH fellowship in 
neurological biology at Bethesda, 
Md. She will be there for six weeks 
learning of recent advances in that area 
of research She is the first LSU Medical 
Center in Shreverport student to receive 
such a fellowship. 

married on the 29th of |une, 1985, in 
Brown Memorial Chapel A reception 
followed the ceremony aboard the River 

MIKE R1CKE '84 reported that an 
informal cluster reunion of Centenary 
persons took place at laeger's 
Restaurant in Atlanta, Ga STEVE and 
BEDDARD '86 were hosted by CSCC 
Director Bert Scott for an evening of 
catching up and sharing old memories. 
Steve is working in computers; Julie, 
teaching school; Sam, selling real estate 
in North Georgia; and Margaret, who 
just received her BA in education, 
continues working as a nurse during 
weekends. Carla completed her theology 
degree at Emory University and spent 
about a month in South Africa. Mike 
Ricke just completed his first year of 
seminary at Emory and plans to transfer 
to lliff Theological seminary in Denver 

Denise was in Atlanta for Emory s 
Center for Faith Development Seminar 
on "Religion and Public Education." 
Sam and Mike reported that SHAY 
McNULTY '83 was in Atlanta for several 
months while going through Delta's 
stewardess training. 

KEITH DOLLAHITE '81 graduated 
from Baylor Law School with honors 
and was also editor of the Baybr Law 
Review, has passed the Texas Bar Exam 
and is practicing law with a firm in Tyler. 
He and wife THURNDOTTE 
purchased a home. Thumdotte is 
teaching elementary school and is the 
Class Agent for 1984. 

teaching biology, algebra, and earth 
sciences in Baton Rouge Preparatory 
Academy while working on his master's 

by the Alumni office to say his collage, 
"Madonna and Child," is currently on 
exhibit at the Pheonix Arts Association 
Gallery in San Francisco and his acrylic 
painting "Till the Water Gets Hot," will 
hang at the Southern Revelation show 
in the Barnwell Center at this year's Red 
River Revel 

MALCOLM WILLS '85 is working 
with the Volunteers of America 

Class Agents 

(Continued from back cover] 


Leonard Critcher 
5120 Creswell 
|Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Mary Tullie Wyrick Critcher 
5120 Creswell 
Bhreveport, LA 71 106 


Carol Anne Tugwell Caraway 
368 Albany 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Randy G. Tiller 
IPO. Box 198 
Shreveport, LA 71 161 


Pam Byrd Heard 
[725 Wilder Place 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


Paul Heffington 
657 Wichita 
Shreveport, LA 71 101 


Barbara Bethel I Hill 
132 Merrick 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


Michelle Armstrong 

Q- Peterson 
401 Drexel 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 


loseph W. Walker 
2607 Talina 
Houston, TX 77080 


Paul Young, III 
250 Carrollton 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


Rev R Lee McKinzie 
c/o Broadmoor United 

Methodist Church 
10230 Mollylea Drive 
Baton Rouge, LA 708 15 


Dan R Edmund 

7003 West End Boulevard 

New Orleans, LA 70 124 


Ann Greenough Ryba 
562 Deere Park Circle #108 
Bartlett, I L 60 103 


Gordon Blackman, )r 
6514 East Ridge Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Karen Koelemay Boston 
2138 Highland 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


David Henington 


Bossier City, LA 71 111 


Cathy Amsler 

5313 Centerwood Rd. 

Little Rock, AR 72207 


Thumdotte Baughman 

206 E Samuel 
Tyler, TX 75701 


|ohn Yianitsas 

2534 Marsh Lane, Apt 1206 

Carrollton, TX 75007 


MJiM WtkhL 

To Parents of Centenary graudates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 4188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-0188 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104 


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Dr. Bentley Sloane 
Centenary College 
Campus Mail 

lass Agent? 

1938 1948 

Dr. lack Cooke Alice Curtis Brown 
974 Audubon Street 736 Neal Drive 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 05 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 07 


Emily Hayden Viskozki 
372 Leo 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 

Frank Boydston 
544 Slattery Avenue 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


1939 1949 

Malcolm Krentel lack & Glennette Williamson 
1 39 Justin Street 1 1 9 Chelsea 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 05 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 05 

Pat Oliver Rosbottom 
9857 Neesonwood 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Ouida Fortson McClellan 
532 Ockley Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71106 


1940 1950 

Dorothy Herrin Gammill John Ward Paylor 

1708 Gilbert 30 Teal wood 

Sh reveport, LA 7 1 1 1 Sh reveport, LA 7 1 1 04 

Dr. Leon Bain, Jr. 
10023 Georgetown 
Shreveport, LA 71 115 


Kathryn Phipps Goodness 
440 Atkins 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


1941 1951 

Eileen Maynard Clark Dr Wayne Hanson 

8337 Ashbourne P.O. Box 158 

Sh reveport, LA 7 1 1 06 Hosston, LA 7 1 043 

Margaret Cowen Boone 
1 18 Southwood 
Bossier City, LA 71 111 


James Lee King 
320 Ratcliff 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


1942 1952 

Camp Flournoy Barbara Black Lawton 
818 Erie 184 Willow Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 Gretna, LA 70053 

lack Clarendon Mulkey 
6467 Richwood Drive 
lackson, MS 392 13 


Lucille AltharTindol 
51 1 McCormick Place 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


1943 1953 

Eugene L Hilliard, Jr. Connie Entrikin Gibson 
1500 Beck Bldg "Personal" 12526 Hazelwood Lane 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 1 Houston, TX 77077 

Judy Thurmon Butcher 
9506 Village Green 
Shreveport, LA 71115 


The Hon. Algie D. Brown 
331 McCormick Place 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


1944 1954 

Billye Loveladdy Harris Joanne Sherrod Sigler 
8351 E. Wilderness Way 474 Pennsylvania 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 06 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 05 

Julia Ann Hamiter Andress 
550 Ratcliff 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


Ralph Pullen 
235 Patton 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


1945 1955 

Carolyn Clay Flournoy Mitzi Lowe Perry 
818 Erie 189 India 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 06 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 1 5 

Lois Wray Rowe 
5935 East Ridge Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 


Rose Connell Fitzgerald 
1923 Captain Shreve 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 


1946 1956 

Robert Pugh George A Jackson, Jr. 
6706 Gilbert Drive 2931 Risinger Drive 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 06 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 1 9 

Gayle and Regina Wren 
1907 Bermuda 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 


Dr. W D. Boddie 
338 Levin Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 

1947 1957 

Katherine Turner Cheesman Ron E Viskozki 
736 Unadilla 372 Leo 
Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 06 Shreveport, LA 7 1 1 05 

Lennis Smith Elston 
Rt 1 Box 389-H 
Shreveport, LA 71 115 


Winter 1986 * 



Schedule, registration 
in this special issue 

National recognition 
comes to Centenary 

Austin Sartin 

Alumnus returns to 
Geology Department 

Annual Fund marks 
25th year, $1 million 

Rocketry expert 
inspires endowed 

Saturday, Feb. 22 

Gold Dome 8 p.m. 

GENTS vs. 

Georgia State 

See you there! 

Honorary Alumnae 

Cornelia Brown (left) and Bea White will be among those in the spotlight at the 
Friday, Feb. 21, Homecoming CLASSIC Awards Banquet. They were voted Honorary 
Alumnae by the Alumni Association. Cornelia worked for 35 years throughout the 
campus, retiring last year as receptionist in Hamilton Hall. "What I like most about 
Centenary is the people," she said. Bea, a longtime friend of Centenary, is currently 
serving her second term as president of the Centenary Women's Club. Among her 
accomplishments are renovation of the South Cafeteria and Green Room; addition of 
over $1 1,000 to the club's endowed scholarship and increased participation by the 
membership. All alumni and friends of the honorees are invited to the banquet, which 
will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Chateau Motor Hotel. For reservations, please call the 
Alumni Office, 318/869-5151. 

On the cover 

Many thanks to Jack Hodges 111 '58 for the development of our Homecoming 
CLASSIC logo design. Jack is the owner of lack Hodges 111 Communications Inc, locatec 
right across the street from the College's boulevarded entrance. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPS015560), lanuary, 1986, Volume 13, 
No. 3 is published four times annually in 
July. October, lanuary, and April by the 
Office of Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary 
Boulevard Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104-3396 
Second Class postage paid at Shreveport, 
La POSTMASTER Send address changes 
to Centenary, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, 
La 71134-1188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor )anie Flournoy 7 

Special Contributors Lee Morgan, leannie Clement 

Production Creative Type, Ira 

Rushing Printir 

Alumni Director Anita C Martin 1 

Photography Janie Flournc 


Centenary College has been named 
be of America's best colleges in a 
iationwide poll of college presidents. 

The survey was conducted by U.S. 
Jews& World Report which asked 1,318 
ollege presidents to pick the top five 
ndergraduate schools from a list of 
istitutions similar to their own, 
ccording to size and academic offerings. 

In making their selections, the 
fficials were asked to consider factors 
uch as curriculum strength, teaching 
uality, and learning atmosphere. The 
urvey results were published in an 
rticle in the magazine's Nov. 25 issue. 

Centenary, the oldest liberal arts 
ollege west of the Mississippi River, 
/as ranked sixth among 168 schools in 
le South. 

Centenary is also among 22 1 public 
nd private institutions to be featured in 
he Best Buys in College Education by 
dward Fiske, education editor of The 
lew York Times. "I thought it would be 
elpful to list schools ... that have rich 
nd diverse programs and have 
lanaged to keep their costs down," said 

And there's more! 

On Nov. 14, Shreveport's Community 
ouncil honored Centenary College at 
s 16th annual Awards Luncheon 

The Willie C and Paul M. Brown, ]r 
Memorial Award was presented to 
lentenary in recognition of more than a 
jsntury of service to the community, 
ate, and nation. 

Nancy Alexander, a 1963 graduate, 
?ceived the Community Services Award 
>r her work with young children. She 
rved as co-chair of the state Senate 
isk force for day care licensing and has 
een named Outstanding Young 
'oman of Shreveport and Outstanding 
3ung Woman of Louisiana. 

Centenary has taken a leading role 
5 a "good citizen" in Shreveport since it 
loved here from lackson, La, in 1906. 
mong the accomplishments are 

- Providing a quality liberal arts 
ducation to thousands of men and 
omen from all over the world. 

— Contributing to the economy of 
hreveport-Bossier. (The 1985-86 budget 

over $9 million.) 

Centenary President Donald Webb is on top of the world with the 
exciting news of the College's national and local recognition Centenary 
is listed in The Best Buys in College Education by Edward Fiske, 
education editor for The New York Times; was cited as one of America s 
best colleges in a poll by U. S. News & World Report, and was the 
recipient of Shreveport's distinguished Community Council Award 


L , _^/ hare the pride of 
Centenary's national recog- 
nition with college-bound 
students in your neighbor- 
hood or church. There's no 
better college recommen- 
dation than from an 
alumnus, especially for one 
of the best liberal arts 
colleges in the South. You 
can be proud to be a 
Centenary alumnus— help 
someone else discover and 
enjoy that distinction, too 

— Contributing to the arts. 
Centenary is home to the Shreveport 
Symphony, Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, 
Meadows Museum, Centenary Film 
Society, Suzuki Violin Program, Opera 
Centenary, and the Centenary College 

— Providing intercollegiate athletics: 
basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, 
gymnastics, golf, volleyball, and riflery. 

— Attracting the highest calibre 
professors from across the United States 
and throughout the world and enabling 
them to excel in their fields. 

— Providing numerous programs free 
of charge to the community: Senior 
Adult Education Program, Convocation 

lecture series; Woodrow Wilson Visiting 
Fellows; Free Enterprise Conference and 
much more 

It was particularly special that 
Centenary was presented the Brown 
Award, because of that family's longtime 
devotion and service to Centenary 

Said Dr. Donald Webb, president of 
Centenary, "When combining the US 
News survey with last month's New York 
Times assessment on the best buys in 
college education, and the Community 
Council Award, it shows Centenary is 
outstanding. Current students, alumni 
and friends can be justly proud of their 
college. . ." 

S IS It 

What and This is it! Homecoming CLASSIC an old-fashioned, 
WflO spirited Homecoming is designed to bring you back to 

campus to renew old acquaintances and reawaken 
memories of your Centenary days. The weekend is 
replete with everything you have told us is essential for 
a "coming home" celebration. To add to the festive air 
of this occasion, the Shreveport Coca-Cola Bottling 
Company has given us permission for the design of this 
year's logo (artwork donated by 58 alum, lack B. 
Hodges, III) and will provide free Coke at the 
Homecoming dance. Read on for what else is in store 
for the greatest people of all - Centenary alumni, 
students, and friends 

When and 

Friday, February 2 1 . 1 986 

1:00 p.ia Golf Tournament The traditional mixed team best 

ball scramble for men and women will be held again at 
Querbes Golf Course Entry fee is $25.00 per person 
which includes golf cart, green fee, prizes and unlimited 
beverages Registration deadline is February 14. 

6:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Banquet Beginning with a social 

hour, this annual event will be held at the Chateau 
Motor Hotel and is the arena for awarding all alumni 
sponsored awards. Special recognition will be given to: 
Dr Bentley Sloane, 1986 Hall of Fame recipient 
Mrs Bea White and Mrs Cornelia Brown, 
1986 Honorary Alumnae 

The cost of the banquet is $12.00 per person. This is a 
very popular event so register early Please make 
reservations by February 18 


Roaring Twenties 

A tradition continues as former students of the 1920s classes reunite as 
special guests of the College for a noon luncheon. Frank Boydston and 
Bentley Sloane know how to put together an enjoyable celebration. 
Please register on the form provided and send it to the Alumni Office. 

Classes of 1930-35 

A tradition begins for former students of the 1930s who have already 
celebrated their 50th Reunion. Dr. Donald Webb will be a special guest 
at this noon luncheon in Bynum Commons Cafeteria, South Dining Hall, 
planned by Ralph Pullen, Algie Brown, and Lucile Tindol. Cost per 
person is $7.00. 

Golden Jubilee 50th Reunion 

It's a homespun affair planned for classes 1932-36 by Rose Connell 
Fitzgerald loe Beard Rev Bill Fraser, Dr. George Pearce, Mildred Gatti 
Scott Lucille Frank Seale, and limmy and Mary Katherine Serra A 
sumptuous feast in The Gallery at East Ridge Country Club and lots, of 
reminiscing - can it really be fifty years? - are part of the evening's fare. 
The evening begins at 500 p.m. and the cost is $22.50 per person which 
includes a ticket to the Gent's game. (Deduct $4.00 if you are a season's 
ticket holder.) 

35th Cluster Reunion 

"A blast from the past" is being planned for the classes of 1950, 195 1 , 
and 1952 at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club by lohn Paylor, Wayne 
Hanson, Patsy Laird lennings, Betty Woody Rogers, Dorothy Maranto 
Brocato, lean Frazier Home, Ann Wesson Wyche, and lack Smithwick The 
social hour begins at 430 followed by a dinner and light program Cost 
is $20 00 per person which includes a ticket to the Gents' game following 
the program. Don't miss it! Send in your registration today. 

Twenty-fifth Anniversary Reunion 

The Class of 1961 is invited to remember "The Way We Were" at an 
informal gathering in the home of Sue Howell Towery from 330 - 7:30 
p.m A'Cajun Fare" of shrimp, oyster, gumbo, jambalaya, stuffed mirliton 
will be served and set-ups provided (BYOB) for $1 5 00 per person An 
additional $4.00 should be included for a ticket to the Gents' game 
where we will show the other reunion classes who's still got the spirit 
Planning Committee members lames Coins, Ann McLaurin Morris, Dave 
White, Bob Moore, Sandra Boddie Hoffman, Gail Delanney Slater. 

15 th Cluster Reunion 

To relive the sixties, gather at "P.K. Bob's" original Pizza King for an "out 
of hand" great time to a 60's jukebox We'll order direct from the menu 
and have a casual, "Animal House," "Big Chill," good time. Cost per 
person is $600 which includes a ticket to the Gents game Randy Tiller, 
Greg Cofer, Pam Byrd Heard, Theresa Meldrum, and Paul Heffington 
have designed this 330 - 700 p m. reunion event with you in mind 
Register today. 

The Class of 1976 

Paul Young |an Gresham Ham, Emily Hancock Meyers, and Ann Leach 
Rabalais have planned an evening to remember for this 10th Reunion 
celebration. A reception and dinner will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 
p.m. at the Regency Hotel of Shreveport Following the game we will 
have a reception room adjoining the dance area at the Sheraton- Bossier 
where we will continue to reminisce our Centenary days Cost per person 
is $15.00 for the banquet plus $4.00 for the game ticket Register today 


9:30 p.m. Old Fashioned Pep Rally - Haynes Gym 

loin the students after the banquet for a spirit- boosting 

Saturday, February 22, 1986 
9:00 am. Registration - Meadows Museum 

10:00 am. Campus Tours featuring the Alumni Art Exhibit 

11:00 am. Doo Daa Parade 

12:00 noon Alumni-Faculty Cookout - Moore Student Union 

Building - Featuring Cheesy Voran and the Alumni Choir 

Roaring Twenties Reunion Luncheon - Centenary Room 
Classes of 1930-35 Reunion Luncheon - South Cafeteria 
(see details on back) 

1 :30-3:00 p.m. Alumni College - Select one of three concurrent 

"Heresy and the Development of the Social Sciences" - 
Dr. David Throgmorton, Assistant Professor of Sociology 
and 1985 Alumni Faculty Grant recipient will share his 
case study of William Robertson Smith, the last person 
tried for heresy by the Presbyterian Church in Scotland 
He promises a fun session. Mickle Hall, Room 1 14 

"Can We Recover From the Recovery" - Dr Harold 
Christensen, Associate Professor of Economics, Director 
of the Economic Education Center, and the 1985 
Outstanding Teacher, will present a look at the current 
economy and prospectus for the future RE Smith 
Building Kilpatrick Auditorium. 

"The Making of a Major Author lack London and the 
Politics of Literary Reputation," Dr Earle Labor, Professor 
of English and world renowned authority on lack London. 
Why are some authors considered "major" and others 
"minor?" The answer lies in our examination of the 
political process by which authors achieve a particular 
status in our literary culture This lecture will examine 
this process in detail, with special emphasis on the case 
of one of America's most fascinating literary figures, lack 
London Hurley School of Music Auditorium. 

2:00-4:00 p.m. 

Greek Open Houses 
ROTC Open House 

3:30-7:30 p.m. 

Reunions - See back for details 

8:00 p.m. 

Gents vs. Georgia State - Gold Dome 

10:00 p.m. - 
1:00 am. 

Dance with Dorsey Summer-field and the 
Polyphonies- Sheraton- Bossier 

Sunday, February 23, 1 986 

9:30 am. 

Worship Service - Brown Chapel 
President Donald Webb, preaching 
Centenary College Choir, singing 


A program for children kindergarten through sixth grade 
designed by Dr Robert Hallquist for Homecoming 
CLASSIC will be offered from 1 30 - 400 p m on 
February 22 Please register them before February 14 
Only children of those participating in the Alumni 
College and Open Houses, please. 


For your convenience, we will arrange for sitters for your 
children ages 2-12 from 9 00 am. - 12:00 noon, from 
L30-330 and from 5 00 p.m - midnight at 'a cost of $1 
per hour per child Meals will not be provided Registration 
deadline is February 14 


Four of our hotels have given special rates for those who identify themselves 
as Centenary Homecoming participants. Make reservations early to receive 
these rates 

Days Inn-Bossier 318/742-9200 $25 single, $30 double 
Regency Hotel of Shreveport 318/222-7717 $45 single/double 
Sheraton-Bossier 318/742-9700 $45 single, $50 d/t/q 
Sheraton at Pierremont 318/797-9900 $48 single/double 












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Modem Modem 

A new gadget in Centenary College's 
Magale Library means that professors 
and students can locate information 
anywhere in the United States. 

It also means that the small college 
library can compete with any major 
university library as far as finding 

The gadget is a modem attached to 
an Apple II computer on the main floor 
of the library. The modem accesses 
DIALOG— Dialogue Information 
Retrieval System— based in Palo Alto, 

"We now have access to over 200 
different data bases," explained assistant 
librarian Ella Edwards. "That includes 
over 80 million records such as the 
electronic yellow pages, biological 
abstracts, Who's Who, UPI, and national 

The system works quite simply. Mrs. 
Edwards codes the research topic into 
the machine which searches selected 
files. Printouts include bibliographies- 
some with condensed versions of the 
articles, some with full texts. 

"The idea is to get in and out of the 
system as fast as possible," Mrs. 
Edwards said. "It costs about $65 per 
hour to use it," and right now the 
charges are absorbed by the library. The 
money comes from funds raised during 
the college's Great Teachers- Scholars 
Fund drive in March. 

"We are encouraging students to 
learn to use the manual indexes first," 
Mrs. Edwards said. "They can use this 
for the more exotic topics." 

Exotic or not, DIALOG can find it, 
and Centenary can get it 

Archives Gift 

lohn William Corrington '56, author 
of The Southern Reporter, The Actes and 
Monuments, The Upper Hand, and And Wait 
for the Night, has donated his papers to 
Magale Library. They join the manu- 
scripts and early printed versions of the 
above mentioned works, already 
donated to the archives. Other alumni 
authors and composers wishing to leave 
their manuscripts to Centenary may 
contact the archives, 318/869-5202. 

Sigma Tau Delta 

Centenary's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society, has been recognized as one <] 
the five outstanding chapters in the United States, looking over the congratulatory letter from the 
national headquarters are (left to right) Lee Lewis, Gloria Trent, Dr. David \ackson, advisor, and Eric 

Hit the Decks 

At least 25 Centenary enthusiasts 
are "thinking sun" this lanuary. They are 
members of The Muses (a group of 
creative Centenary Ladies) who will host 
a "Hit the Decks" party to raise money 
to build high-priority sundecks for the 
students on the rooftops of Rotary and 
lames dorms. 

Mumni Tour Update 

Due to the short notice of the 
reservation deadline for the Alumni Tour 
originally planned for June, we have 
rescheduled this exciting trip to 
Germany Austria, Switzerland, and Italy 
for October 6- 19, 1986. Make your plans 
now to join us. Deadline for reservations 
and a deposit is May 1, 1986. Contact 
Lynn at Globe Travel, 318/424-5080, for 

The party will be held at the home 
of Ann Olene Querbes on Thursday, Jai 
30 Models of sundecks will be set up 
for guests to purchase a plank or a 
pound of nails or a railing or two. 

For more information or to purcha* 
your piece of the deck, please call Chri: 
Webb, 318/869-5112. 


Mrs. Susan Bettinger and Col. (US/ 
retired) lack Lee have been named 
program co-ordinators of the Literacy 
Volunteers of America— Centenary 
Chapter. The Literacy Program matche 
tutors to adults who wish to learn to 
read and write. For more information c 
the program, please contact Col. Lee ^ 




Dr. Charles E. Wetter 

Outstanding Teacher 

Centenary's Professor Charles E. 
tetter is a happy man Selected as the 
Xitstanding Teacher for 1985-86, he will 
>e honored at the Homecoming Awards 
Janquet Friday, Feb 21. Dr Vetter, 
hairman of the Department of 
Sociology, has taught at Centenary for 
2 years He has also been quite active 
n local and state education research, 
vinning numerous awards for his work. 
'he banquet is open to all members of 
he community; reservations may be 
nade by calling the Alumni Office, 318/ 

Senior Adult 

Over 40 senior adults registered to 
ake 1 , 151 classes by our Senior Adult 
ducation Program last fall. The program 
>ffers short courses for area residents 
yho are 60 years of age or older. The 
hon-credit courses are free of charge 
md are taught by volunteer college 
professors, professionals in the 
ommunity, and fellow senior adults. 
Registration for spring classes will be 
[hursday Feb. 27. For more information, 
olease call Kay Lee, director, 

Beijing Bonus 

Dr. Earle Labor, Professor of 
American Literature at Centenary 
College, has recently been notified that 
two of his essays will be translated into 
Chinese and published by a lack 
London scholar at Beijing University Li 
Shuyan, Associate Professor of English 
at Beijing University, who is editing a 
book of critical essays on lack London 
by world scholars, is including in his 
book Dr. Labor's "lack London's Hondo 
Cant 'Batard'," "The Call of the Wild and 
White Fang," and "lack London's 
Symbolic Wilderness: Four Versions." 


One of these coeds will be crowned Homecoming 
Queen at the Feb. 22 game. Among the 
contestants [front row, left to right) Susan 
Beaubouef Holly Andries, and Renee Poole and 
[back row, left to right) Sue \oiner, Chris 
Morgan, and Rynelle Harrington. Not pictured 
is Cynthia Vanderslice. 

Anita C Martin 


The "Year of the Rising Spirit" is 
the slogan adopted by Centenary's 
students for the 1985-86 year, and 
all around there is evidence that 
spirits are high indeed. It even 
seems that the world has been 
peeking in and spreading the word. 
Edward B. Fiske, "The New York 
Times" education editor picked 
Centenary for inclusion in his book 
Best Buys in College Education, and U.S. 
Nws and World Report listed 
Centenary as one of America's best 
colleges based on a survey to which 
788 college presidents responded 
Yes, we are really flying high now! 

But, what may be news to some 
is something that you and I have 
known all along: Centenary is a 
college worthy of our pride The 
media is currently giving Centenary 
her well-deserved kudos, but we are 
the ones who will perpetuate such 
information to others as the 
months and years go by. We are the 
best messengers because of our 
individual and collective experience 
of Centenary. 

One way to keep our own spirits 
high about Centenary is to attend 
Homecoming CLASSIC February 
21-23, 1986. The weekend is replete 
with festivities designed for your 
enjoyment: alumni art exhibit and 
choir, doo-daa parade, interesting 
classes, open houses, reunions, 
Gents basketball, dance, Sunday 
worship with Dr. Webb and the 
Centenary Choir In "coming home" 
your cherished memories will 
spring to life once again and your 
enthusiasm for Centenary will be 
renewed; and enthusiasm is 
inherent in attracting others, 
especially high school students 
who may be looking for a college. 

Come join us in this "Year of 
the Rising Spirit!" You'll be glad 
you did! 

-Anita C Martin '80 
Alumni Director 

Austin Sartin returns to chair department 

Chairman of the Geology Department Austin Sartin '59 (center] is flanked by geology faculty members Bob Frey {left) assistant professor, and Marvin Benni 
instructor. Wi'fA the bang out of the oil boom, the department is back to normal with new challenges and goals. 


1 982 was a gusher year for the 
lepartment of Geology at Centenary, 
ne oil business was booming and 
jumber stickers on campus announced 
f you don't have an oil well, get one!" 
Lere were well over 100 students 
lajoring in geology; scores were 
nrolled in the petroleum land 
Management program. 

Today, just three years later, with 
iajor upsets in the global oil economy, 
Lost of the bang has come out of the 
pom, and the Department is "back to 
prmal" with new challenges and goals. 

Centenary's own Dr. Austin Sartin, 
9 is chairing the Department and will 
jcceed Dr. Nolan Shaw, who retired 
st May, as the Woolf Professor of 
eology. Dr. Sartin will be installed next 
II at the President's Convocation. 

Marvin Bennett and Robert Frey also 
■ach fulltime in the Department along 
ith numerous oil and gas professionals, 
eluding Dr. Shaw, who teaches parttime 

"Enrollment in all geology 
apartments is down," said Dr. Sartin, 
ind this is healthy. At Centenary, we 
dw have 29 majors. I would rather have 
small number of majors who are good 
udents who can get good jobs after 
iey graduate. 

"Geology is different from most 
:her departments," he said. "Most of 
jr students go into a limited field— 
?troleum geology. So it is fairly easy for 
; to keep up with them and monitor 
eir success (that they do a job well) 
id therefore our success as a 
apartment When their time comes to 
3 the hiring they come back to 

The manageable number of majors 
already paying off. During the fall 
:mester, all geology students who 
anted parttime jobs with oil 
)mpanies had them. In fact, for the first 
"ne in many years, there were more 
x>tech jobs than students. 

The benefits of this on-the-job 
cperience are numerous, and Dr. Sartin 
id his colleagues hope to make this 
pe of experience a requirement— 
irough internships with local oil 

"I have already talked with some of 
le oil men in town, and they are very 
iterested in helping with this," Dr. 
artin said. "And because the student's 
ork will be beneficial to the company, I 
:el that the student should be 

Getting the brightest and the best 
udents into the department is a top 
riority with Dr. Sartin. "We will have the 
est professors teaching at the freshmen 
:vel. If we can do a good job in the 
lassroom and show them what the 
etroleum industry is really like, then we 

will continue to have a fine program 
with top students." 

Quality teaching is also very 
important in elementary and middle 
schools where students get their first 
introduction to earth sciences. 
"Unfortunately, some of these students 
are being taught by people who have 
never had a geology class," said Dr 
Sartin. "These teachers have a real need, 
and I have several things in mind that 
we can develop for them— possibly a 
B A degree in geology or special 
geology courses for the non-geology 

In the meantime, Marvin Bennett 
will teach this month an earth sciences 
seminar for middle school teachers. He 
will explain how they can identify rocks 
and fossils and cover other basic 
information. "We want the teachers to 
be interested in geology, and in turn, the 
youngsters will become interested," 
Bennet said. And those students, in 
turn, may eventually become the top 
geology students at Centenary 

Curriculum additions may also mean 
a graduate program at Centenary The 
response has been tremendous to a 
500-level course Dr Sartin will teach this 

"If we are going to have a graduate 
program," Dr. Sartin said, ' we will need 
to hire a professor to teach structural 
geology and geophysics We have 
enough expertise in the community to 
cover the other areas. But Shreveport 
needs more geophysicists. There is no 
one here who can teach this" 

Space— or rather the renovation of 
space— is also a critical need of the 
department "Geology is space- 
intensive," said Bob Frey "Our rock 
samples are bulky. We need room to 
work on them and to leave them out 

"We also need space for the 
equipment we've got," he added. "For a 
school our size, our equipment is 
excellent, and we are extremely 
fortunate to have alumni and friends 
who give us logs and books, but we 
need a place to keep it all. Right now, 
everything is in Marvin's office and his 
office is in a comer of a classroom ." 

"We will be doing some cosmetic 
work in January during the Interim," 
Dr Sartin said. "Members of Sigma 
Gamma Epsilon will be helping to sort 
out and label all the samples. After 
cleaning up the the current space, we 
need to concentrate on creating a large 
rock preparation room, as well as a large 
laboratory. This is particularly critical if 
we have a graduate program." 

All in all, there are good things on 
the horizon for the Department of 
Geology. Says Dr. Sartin, "We just need 
to decide which good things to do." 

Edmond Parker 

Students who take Cultural or 
Physical Geography at Centenary 
have a rare opportunity to study 
under a professor who has been 
teaching here for 39 years— at least 
twice as long as the students are 

Edmond Parker, an almost- 
octagenarian, began teaching 
engineering here in September, 
1947 During the summers, he was 
asked to teach geography, a course 
he now teaches year round in the 
Department of Geography and 
Geology He also teaches one 
course in engineering: plane table 

"Generally we have better 
students now," Professor Parker 
said "They are more interested in 
humanity and in the modern 
problems of pollution and 
population explosion." 

In his Cultural Geography 
course, Professor Parker traces the 
origin and diffusion of mankind; the 
development of major institutions 
and languages; human livlihood 
and the industrial society. The 
Physical Geography course looks at 
the geographic complex, landforms, 
the earth's atmosphere weather 
and climate, soils and vegetation. 

Professor Parker's extensive 
collection of National Geographic 
Magazines and maps are used 
frequently. Dating back to 1921, 
some of them show more wear and 
tear than the professor 

Spry and light-hearted. 
Professor Parker attributes his good 
health to good food. "My wife's an 
excellent cook!" 

25th Campaign Begins February 24 

Trustee John David Crow will be 
chairing the 1986 volunteer campaign 
for the Great Teachers- Scholars Fund. 
The campaign, aimed primarily at 
eliciting corporate gifts in the 
Shreveport/ Bossier area, was begun in 
1961. Scheduled to kick off on February 
24, 1986, the campaign has evolved into 
an intensive, one-week effort 

Co-chairmen of this year's fund are 
Will Jackson, senior vice president of 
Commercial National Bank (Division I: 
Financial), Austin G. Robertson, |r, 
partner in Seidman and Seidman 
(Division II: Professional), LR Brammer, 
|r ., president of Brammer Engineering 
Inc (Division III: Oil, Gas& Energy), and 
Tom Ostendorff vice president of 
Southern Research (Division IV: Retail 
Sales & Services). Under their leader- 
ship, approximately 100 volunteers will 
contact 500-600 local businesses and 

The goal of the volunteer campaign 
is $100,000, a vital portion of the overall 
annual fund goal of $1,000,000. 

Throughout the years, monies given 
to the Great Teachers- Scholars Fund 
have been used in the operating budget 


\ohn David Crow 

of the College, this year right at $9 
million. Among the expenses are teacher 
salaries, library acquisitions, computer 
hardware, improvements in the 
dormitories and classrooms, new 
equipment in the cafeteria, and the 
ubiquitous utility bills. 

The investment has paid off: our 
enrollment is up, and so is the average 

ACT score. We are getting more and 
better students The quality of life for 
Centenary students is improved, both ii 
and out of the classrooms 

For this and more, Centenary was 
recognized this fall by Edward Fiske, 
education editor of The New York Time 
and in a poll conducted by U.S. News 
and World Report (Please see related 
story on Page 3.) Support of Centenary 
College through the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund enables the kinds of 
programs that bring us national 
recognition. In turn, donors know they 
are giving to a "good thing" 

Gifts to the Fund are welcome in ar 
size, and donors may wish to join one c 
the three giving clubs: The 1825 Club, 
with a gift of at least $1 per year of the> 
College's existence (this year, $161); Th 
Founders Club, $ 1 ,000-$4,999, and The 
President's Club, $5,000 and over. Thos 
who join before May 31, 1986, will have 
their names listed in the President's 

For more information on this or 
other fundraising activities, please 
contact the Development Office, 


President's Fund 

Dr. Donald Webb has announced a 
project that will eventually produce a $1 
million fund to provide scholarships for 
outstanding students. 

"The fund already amounts to 
$600,000, deriving from gifts and 
bequests of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
M. Brown, Jr.," Dr. Webb said "It is the 
intention of their family and friends to 
build the fund to $1 million. I cannot 
conceive of a more excellent enterprise 
in terms either of honoring the names 
of these giants of Centenary's history, or 
of advancing the number of first-class 
students at Centenary. 

The fund will be designated "The 
President's Scholarships Endowed 
Fund" From it, half-tuition scholarships 
at Centenary College will be awarded to 
students with a minimum grade point 
average of 3.0 and a minimum ACT 
score of 28 or SAT of 1250. 


Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Sharp have 
established a $44,000 annual 
scholarship fund for members of the 
Centenary College Choir. The yearly 
awards are based on merit and need. 


The lane A Davies Endowed 
Scholarship was established recently 
with a gift of $5000 added to the late 
Mrs. Davies' annual scholarship. The 
award is made to a student in the 
Church Careers program. 


The Lucille Sexton Class Endowed 
Scholarship was established by David |. 
Billeiter in memory of his wife, LaTrelle 
' Shipley Billeiter. Income from the $5000 
endowed scholarship will be awarded to 
a worthy student majoring in music. 

Said Dr. Webb, "Funds like these 
enable Centenary to be THE affordable 
liberal arts college in the South." 

The Class of 1936 has planned a special reunion gift for the College-, a $25,000 endowed scholarship. 
Spearheading the effort are {left to right) Harvey Broules, Dr. Leonard Cooke, Rose Fitzgerald, ]ames 
Serra, and Blume \ohnson. 

Rocketry Expert Inspires Scholarship 

A $10,000 endowed scholarship has 
been established at Centenary College 
by Paul and Margaret Bender of 
Madison, Wis. 

The scholarship was established in 
memory of Paul and Myrtle Guise 
Bender and in recognition of the 
accomplishments of Dr. Henry Miller 
Shuey, a 1941 graduate of Centenary 

Recently retired from Rohm and 
Haas Co. in Huntsville, Ala, Dr. Shuey 
was presented the Distinquished Public 
Service Award, the highest civilian award 
given by the United Stated Department 
of Defense for his work "in the 
development, production and 
deployment of strategic and tactical 
missiles ... From the early days of U.S. 
interest in rockets during World War II to 
the development of the newest high 
performance systems such as 

and others, Dr. Shuey has displayed the 
highest level of innovation, scientific 
knowledge, and diligence in conducting 
technical investigations and supporting 
the Government and contractor teams 
involved in development and 
deployment of these systems." 

Dr. Paul Bender, Professor Emeritus 
of Chemistry at the University of 
Wisconsin, was Dr. Shuey's major 
professor for the completion of his pre 
doctoral program. Dr. Margaret Bender 
is Senior Scientist Emeritus at the 
University of Wisconsin. 

The scholarship award will go to a 
junior or senior majoring in one of the 
physical sciences at Centenary. The 
recipient is to be selected solely on the 
basis of high academic achievement 
combined with a demonstrated capacity 
for original thought and effort 

The annual award will be $1,000 
starting immediately. 


Dr. Bentley Shane 

Dr. Henry Shuey 

The Department of Defense has recently presented 
its highest civilian award to 1941 chemistry graduate 
Henry M. Shuey. 

Dr. Shuey received the Distinguished Public Service 
Award at his retirement from Rohm and Haas Co., 
Huntsville, Ala., where he had assisted in almost every 
major missile project this country has ever developed. 

According to a company spokesman, "Dr. Shuey ... 
has the kind of stuff between his ears you just can't 
buy. In his trouble-shooting capacity, he's been 

After graduating from Centenary, Dr. Shuey earned 
his MS and Ph.D. degrees at the University of 
Wisconsin where his major professor was Dr. Paul 
Bender. Dr. and Mrs. Bender have recently established 
a $10,000 endowed scholarship at Centenary in honor 
of Dr. Shuey's achievements, detailed on Page 1 1. 

In addition to the Department of Defense Award, 
Dr. Shuey has also earned numerous awards for his 
work in propel lants, rockets, detonation, and explosives 
safety from the Army and Navy. 

Centenary College is also the alma mater for the 
Shuey's two sons, Henry, Jr., and Paul. 


Dr. Bentley Sloane '27, one of Centenary College's 
most dedicated and humorous alumni, will be 
recognized for his outstanding contributions to his 
alma mater during Homecoming Classic, Feb. 2.1-23. 

Dr. Sloane will be presented the Hall of Fame 
Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Alumni 
Association. The presentation will be made at the 
Awards Banquet, one of the College's most festive 
events, Friday night, Feb. 21. 

Best known on campus for his historical research of 
Centenary College, Dr. Sloane is presently writing a 
history of the College since 1900. He is also active with 
Centenary's School of Church Careers where he is 
director of church placement for the students. 

Before coming back to Centenary, Dr. Sloane served 
the church in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and throughout 
Louisiana. His last two appointments before retiring 
were as District Superintendent of the Baton Rouge 
District and pastor of the First Methodist Church of 

After graduating from Centenary, Dr. Sloane 
earned a degree from SMU before doing graduate and 
seminary work at Duke University and the University of 

The Awards Banquet is open to all Centenary 
alumni and friends. 



and wife HAZEL TURNER BROWN '42 
vent to China on a spring cruise. 

34 lives in Crowley, La and is a proud 
randmother of six. 

FRANK L DURHAM '34 is retired, 
)ut does consulting work for a real 
estate developer in Dallas. 

perpetual canon at St. Mary's 
lathedral in Memphis and an officer 
)f the Diocese of Tennessee. 

and her husband have toured 
Germany, Yugoslovia, Hungary, Russia 
and almost the world over. 

CALDWELL RHEA '34 live in Houma, 
La have three married daughters and 
n married son and ten grandchildren. 

"msband Jim joined the BROWNS on 
he trip to China 

etired from the Dallas Public Library 
jn 1977 after almost 18 years as music 
:ataloger and then started working for 
he Dallas Morning News. 

KARL B TOOKE '34 is retired in 
Krcadia, La, but has helped out as 
Dastor in about 21 churches ... said he 
etired for the tenth time in )une, 1983. 

JOHN R "BRIG" YOUNG '34 spent 
>3 years in the public schools of Texas 
jefore retiring and going into real 

On June 22, 1985, friends and 
assmates of the late ROSE 
vlARGARET HARTON '35 gathered on 
:ampus to dedicate a lovely purple 
eaf plum tree which had been planted 
by friends in her memory. Since it was 
he reunion weekend of Rose 
Margaret's graduating class of '35, a 
lost of friends joined Bill, her 
"msband, for the memorial service. 
\mong the visiting alums who 
attended were KATHERINE FRENCH 
jrOLBOT from North Carolina, 
|<ENNETH KELLAM from Fort Worth 

36 recently underwent surgery in 
Shreveport— and is mended now. 

HOOVER '36 came up from Houston in 
lune for a visit with longtime friends. 

'36 and husband Hugh have moved to 
Macon, Ga. 


agent for 1941, writes newsy notes to 
share: 1 had a long and interesting 
long distance chat with ETHEL 
from Mineral Wells, Texas. She has two 
sons. Ethel recently retired and says 
she is loving every minute of her 

\n Memoriam 

Reverend Reuel H. Allen '49 
October 7, 1985 

Otis Glen Allison '30 
September 1, 1985 

Harold J. Bango x30 
February '84 

). Cal Berry x55 
September 7, 1985 

Erin Slaughter Cherry x46 
July 21, 1985 

Lucien Barksdale Dean x27 
April 10, 1985 

Margaret S. Dickson '43 
November 22, 1985 

Luman E. Douglas x31 
September 12, 1985 

lessie McCabe Dyson '27 
September 27, 1985 

Hartwell "Sonny" Edwards x32 

Vera Shute Lake '36 
September 27, 1985 

Loryne Ruth Martin '27 
November 12, 1985 

Elma Bernice Pickle '28 
July 30. 1985 

lames Malcolm Robinson, Jr. x40 
July 28, 1985 

Colleen Norrid Smith '39 
July 29, 1985 

Stephen J. Victory '60 
December 6, 1985 

Thelma Wardlow Clanton Wallen '28 
October 8, 1985 

Henry lrby Winegart, Jr. '47 
December 14, 1985 

phoned to say that she works with her 
husband, Herman. They have three 
children and eight grandchildren, and 
they own Radalec. 

I received the nicest letter from 
husband, Cliff, is a professor emeritus 
at Auburn. They love living in a 
university town. Their son and 
daughter live in Huntsville and 
Montgomery, so they get to enjoy their 

It was good to hear from FRANCES 
GOODSON WORD. She and Frank live 
in Leesville. She has retired from 
teaching and is enjoying traveling. 
They have two daughters and a son. 
Frances also wrote that seven of her 
family attended Centenary. They really 
have a soft spot for your school. 

JOHN TUMINELLO wrote that he 
has been with Pan American Import 
Company in Shreveport for the past 25 
years. His daughter attends Centenary, 
and he feels that he is really Maroon 
and White because his sister also 
attended. He gave a list of people he 
has seen in the past years and it was 
nearly all of us who went to Centenary. 

I have belonged to a bridge club 
for 35 years and all but one member 
attended Centenary. They are: 
we still talk about the "good ole days" 
at Centenary whenever we get 

'43, member of the Board of Trustees, 
and Alphonse Jackson, representative 
to the State Legislature, were honored 
for their contributions to higher 
education at the second annual 
Louisiana Association of Independent 
Colleges and Universities (LAICU) 
Awards Banquet held in New Orleans 
in October The member institutions of 
LAICU, including Centenary, educate 
over 20,000 students in Louisiana. 


from Boulogne sur Seine, France, that 
she and husband Don are almost world 


travelers having worked in Texas, Brazil 
and now France. Don heads up an 
American-French joint venture (Tandy- 
Matra), their youngest son Guy attends 
the American School of Paris where 
Mary does volunteer work. She also 
works with the lunior Guild of the 
American Cathedral of Paris, and says 
she would love meeting a Centenary 
group in Paris! 

News from the reunion years of 54, 
55 and 56: GEORGE EUGENE "GENE" 
GILES '56 resides in Montgomery, 
Ala- Little Rock residents COL 
ROBERT L "BOB" LANE '56 and wife 
JOANN DeBATE LANE have a 6'6" 
married son coaching in Shreveport— 
dropped the Carlee) and CHARLES M. 
"CHARLIE" DILLMAN '54 are among 
the avid Shreveport golfers— SALLY 
YOUNG JOHNSON '55 and dentist 
husband GLEN x57 have 5 sons in 
'54 is Bossier Parish Coroner— LOMA 
LAVELLE LAIRD '55, a prominent 
Nacogdoches, Texas, physician, and 
his wife BEVERLY (who still looks like 
"Miss Holiday in Dixie" NORMAN) x57 
have 5 children- |OYE HOLLEY 
THORNE '54 is changing education in 
owns a Dallas boutique— APOLO 
GARCIA '55 from Puerto Rico and 
Germany came the farthest for the 
reunion. (Edith has a daughter at 
Centenary)— New Orleans 
opthalmologist JOEL B. "JOE" 
POLLARD '55 and wife Sally have a 
son at Centenary— Still gorgeous 
counselor at Byrd High School— |ACK 
'55 haven't changed a bit— The 
LLOYD '55 teaches in the Louisiana 
Tech foreign language department and 
JACK '55 communtes between Dallas, 
where his home with Julia is, and 
Shreveport, where he is a federal 
'56 is a social worker in Baton Rouge. 


retired elementary school principal 
living in Sicily Island, La. His wife, 
Sibyl, is also retired from teaching. 

HAWKINS '60 lives in Dallas and is 
corporate real estate manager for 
Southland Corporation. 

x60 lives in Kansas City and is the 
owner and operator of a court 
reporting service. Her husband, J. 


Rodney, is president of Holland Realty 

retired elementary school teacher, and 
her husband Stan is retired from 
United Gas Pipe Line. They reside in 
Carthage, Texas. 

SPEARS STODDARD '62 are living in 
Shreveport where he is a clinical social 
worker and she is a housewife who 
also does some part-time teaching. 

WILLIS '60 live in Coushatta, La, 
where he is a physician and she is 
involved in many civic organizations. 

'61 , professor of music at Central 
Florida Community College in Ocala, 
Fla, has recently compiled "HIT 
PARADE," a complete reference book 
of the most popular songs in America 
from 1920 and the start of the Jazz Age 
to the coming of rock in 1955. 

DAVID H. GIBSON '62 was 
headlined in the new magazine Texas 
Real Estate in the July/ August issue. His 
marketing centers including the 
Cresent, Dallas Galleria, the 70-story 
Interfirst Plaza, Houston's Texas 
Commerce Bank, and Ft. Worth's Bass 
Brothers City Center were labeled as 
state of the art in concept, theatrical- 
showbiz and installation. Architectural 
models, trade show displays and real 
estate are other facets of Gibson's 
business. The Texas Gardener, a magazine 
for Texas gardeners by Texas 
gardeners, announced in the 
November/ December issue that 
GIBSON '63 has been chosen 2nd 
place winner of the 1 985 Texas 
Gardener of the Year Contest. She was 
awarded a check for $200.00, an 
engraved plaque and will be the 
subject for an in-depth feature in the 
March/ April issue. The Gibson garden 
was beautifully photographed in the 
June 85 Dallas/Ft. Worth Home & Garden. 
The couple's current project is a 
Japanese garden house. 

CO. "BUCK" HORN, |R '65 has 
been named president and chief 
executive officer of Bank Preston in 
Dallas, Texas. 


RICHARD W. WATTS '70, having 
graduated from law school in 1973, 
returned home to practice law in 
Franklinton. He married wife Ann in 
1977 and writes of recent 
accomplishments: being campaign 
manager for his older brother's 
judgeship election, and discovering the 
wonders of financing a child's 

education at Centenary through his j 
step-daughter, Cindy. 

ANN V. MORGAN '71 has been 
named director of public relations and' 
community affairs for the American 
Rose Society in Shreveport. 

'72, director and vice president of 
Compass Micromation Services, Inc. of 
Arlington, Texas, has been invited to 
be a member of the People to People 
Micrographics and Management 
delegation representing the United 
States in a series of meetings in 
Western Europe. She was one of the 
25 micrograph ic specialists selected 
nationwide for the program. 

MEGAN L CONWAY '75 is in New j 
Orleans teaching at Tulane. She finally j 
finished her doctorate in French last 
May at Tulane. To celebrate, she and 
her husband Caleb Didriksen, went to J 
Europe during the summer. 

and Paul Gerard Matherne, M.D., 
announce the birth of their first child, 
Brian William Matherne, born |une29, 
1985. Vicki is a practicing attorney in 
Biloxi, Miss., and is licensed in both 
Louisiana and Mississippi law. In 
addition to her practice, she helps her 
husband with business and legal 
aspects of his medical practice. 

Agent for '79, writes from Bartlett, 111. 
with news of her classmates: |ANE 
and FoD member, keeps in touch with 
me through my grandparent's WWI 
friends! She and husband Lee have a 
home by the ocean in Rockland, 
Maine, and she's kept busy mothering 
son Daniel, who is now 5 months old. 

ELAINE McARDLE is a yankee, too 
She's a reporter for a Cape Cod 
went up to see her this summer, and 
later visited MARY BEA THOMAS in 
Little Rock for Halloween. Martha has 
a great new apartment in Dallas, and 
is currently in a production of "Twelve'! 
Angry Men." 

We run into CHIP KRUSE in New 
Orleans occasionally and heard from 
GARY PRECHTER that his wedding waj 
a great time. 

reunion this summer with husband 
Kirk. She is now an attorney in 

CRAIG McCARTNEY joined us this 
summer, too. He's living in Dallas and 
working for Fidelity Union Life. 

was featured in the New Orleans Times 
Picayune, and she and husband Frank 
are keeping busy with the law! Lucie 
writes that she saw MARK COUHIG 

recently, and that BECKY and RODNEY 
STEELE are expecting their first child 

G1NNY GARRARD is teaching at 
imory University and is planning a 
anuary 4 wedding to )ohn in Dallas. 


Currently the assistant director of 
(admissions, St. Andrews Presbyterian 
College in Laurinburg, N.C She is also 
an ordained United Methodist 
minister. Her future goals include 
jzollege pastor or dean of students in a 
small church-related school. 

In the Florida keys for the past two 
/ears, TIM BRICKER '80 is a partner in 
an architectural design firm and is 
[active in the education program of his 
ocal church, Burton United Methodist 
Church of Tavernier. His present 
brojects include the design, pro bono, 
pf an emergency aid shelter for youth, 
the two-time 7-Mile Bridge runner 
plans to move into his own home by 
[he end of the year. 

JUAN RODRIGUEZ '80, a physics 
major working on his Ph.D. degree at 
he University of Arkansas, has been 
(awarded one of five dissertation 
ellowships by the university. These are 
he first fellowships of this type ever 
awarded by the school. 

JODY L ELDRED '81 moved to Los 
Angeles in December 1984 and has 
[since moved to Hollywood. He is a 
reelance TV/Film director, who 
iA/orked for ABC- TVs "Hollywood 
Close-Up" and is currently the 
clirector/cameraman on "All About Us," 
ja nationally syndicated show airing in 
20 cities starting October 7. It is a 
paily 30-minute talk show, hosted by 
Ron Dendren and Michael Reagan. 
pdy reports it has been a lean first six 
months in LA, but he's now a 
member of Directors Guild of America, 
paying the bills and having fun. He is 
still driving a convertible but still 
"efuses to eat sushi ... 

VIET QUAN PHAM '81 is a doctoral 
pandidate at the University of 
Southern Mississippi. 

(accepted a position with Ernst & 
Whinney in New Orleans. She will be 
imoving in lanuary— just in time for 
'Mardi Gras! 

working for Querbes and Nelson 
Insurance Company. He has recently 
become a homeowner! 

McNULTY '82 is currently living in Ft. 
Worth, Texas, where she is employed 
by Delta Air Lines as a flight attendent 

Best Homecoming Ever 

Centenary has made great 
progress in its first 160 years. Today 
our college is being recognized 
from coast to coast for its excellent 
and affordable education 
opportunities. The New York Times 
and U S. News & Wor/rf Report have 
both recently featured Centenary 
College The choir continues its 
world travels, sharing inspiring 
music and special warmth. Honors 
are also being bestowed here in the 
Colleges hometown. The 
Community Council of Shreveport 
awarded its prestigious Willie C 
and Paul M. Brown, Jr., Memorial 
award to Centenary, describing the 
institution as a "cultural beacon." 

We are being examined 
collectively for our excellence, but 
we should take time to look at 
ourselves individually Each one of 
us came away from Centenary 
forever changed. We are challenged 
to think and expand our horizons to 
their limits Our social selves 
developed, and we emerged as 
well-rounded, caring human beings. 
We each left behind a part of 
ourselves that is still growing 
through those we touched while at 

This is it 

We are gathering together very 
soon to celebrate our college and 

ourselves. Centenarians are coming 
from across the country to reunite 
for Homecoming CLASSIC - 1986. 
Together with the students and 
faculty we have put together the 
best Homecoming ever Class 
reunions, parties, the Homecoming 
basketball game, presentation of 
the Homecoming court, fraternity 
and sorority open houses, a parade, 
awards banquet ... something for 
everyone to enjoy. 

Make your plans now, I hope to 
see each one of you Feb 21-23 

Shayne M. Ladner '80 
Alumni President 

She has been enjoying her new job 
since January, 1985. 

CATHY AMSLER class agent for 
1983, brings us up-to-date on her 

CINDY GARRETT is busy taking 
computer and management courses at 
night while working as a word 
processor trainer for CPT 

From his home in Camden, Ark., 
CHARLIE ATKINS wrote with news of 
the birth of a daughter to him and his 
wife Dawn. Working as an assistant 
loan officer at the First National Bank 
there, he reports that Amanda Paige 
Atkins was born on August 28, 1984. 

RACHEL PARKS has started in a 
masters program in French at North 
Texas State University in Denton, 
where she is teaching two freshmen 
classes. She married lames Covert 
Anderson on July 20 in France on the 
island of Noirmoutier. 

STEVE HOLT wrote that he and 
)anie Leach were married on 
November 7, 1984 and have finished 

their first year of medical school at 
LSU in Shreveport They planned to 
spend the summer in Oak Ridge, 
Tenn., where they both had jobs at the 
national labs there. 

on his master of science in geology at 
Stephen F Austin State University in 
Nacogdoches, Texas. He hopes to have 
his thesis finished by May, 1986. MIKE 
BYRAM are also working on their 
master's degrees there. 

WERL1NG August 24th in Baton 
Rouge. They will reside in Shreveport 

MISSY MOORE and Don Ross were 
married in Lake Charles on August 17, 
despite hurricane Danny. They will live 
and work in Lafayette. 

C ADAM HARBUCK II '85, Infantry 
platoon leader for the 82nd Airborn 
Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C. is going to 
Egypt on a peacekeeping assignment. 


To Parents of Centenary Graduates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport La 71 ,34-1 188. 

1/ you receive more than one copy of this magazine, please share with a friend. 




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WHEREAS, in the Shreveport-Bossier City area, we are fortunate 
to have Centenary College as part of our educational system; and 

WHEREAS, Centenary College has played an integral part in providing 
a quality education to thousands of men and women from all over the 
world; and 

WHEREAS, Centenary College has contributed significantly to the 
economy of Shreveport and Bossier City; and 

WHEREAS, Centenary College is credited with attracting the highest 
caliber professors from across the United States and throughout the 
world, and enabling them to excel in their fields; and 

WHEREAS, in recognition of more than a century of service to the 
State, the nation and the community, and as the recipient of the 
Community Council's Willie C. and Paul Marvin Brown, Jr., Memorial 
Award ; 

WE, JOHN HUSSEY, Mayor of the City of Shreveport, and DON E. JONES, 
Mayor of the City of Bossier City, do hereby proclaim 

Thursday, November 14, 1985 



in Shreveport and Bossier City and urge all citizens to observe 
this day in an appropriate manner. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and caused 
the Seals of the Cities of Shreveport and Bossier City to be affixed. 




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Homecoming CLASSIC 
A Huge Success 

Department of Philosophy 
Keeping Up With 
The Changing Times 

Wayne Hanson Is 
New Alumni President 

Rare Volumes 
Given to College 
By 70 Graduate 

Alumni Invited 
To Spring Events 

April 4 - Women in Manage- 
ment Seminar 

April 8 - Free Enterprise 

April 17 - Founders' Day 

April 22 - Athletic Auction 

April 27 - LIT Autograph Party 

May 18 - Commencement 

June 2 - Centenary! Night 

Jackson Hall Renovation 

One of the high points of Homecoming CLASSIC weekend was President 
Donald Webb's announcement that the Frost Foundation had pledged $900,000 
to Centenary for the renovation of Jackson Hall. Jesse Morgan of Morgan, O'Nea 
Hill, and Sutton is the architect on the project, which will get underway next 
spring. Edwin Whited '43 is president of the Frost Foundation, and Dr. Ted 
Kauss, former Dean of Centenary College and an Honorary Alumnus, is executiv 
director. The "new" Jackson Hall will house, among other departments, the 
School of Business, which the Frost Foundation established at Centenary in the 197( 

On the Cover 

Wooden desks and window sills give lackson Hall classrooms an ambiance 
their own. Built in 1941 on the site of the first Jackson Hall, both buildings wer 
named for the original location of the College. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary, 
(USPS015560), April, 1986, Volume 13, No. 
4 is published four times annually in July, 
October, January, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boulevard, 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104-3396. Second 
Class postage paid at Shreveport, La 
POSTMASTER Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy ' 

Special Contributors Lee Morgan, Jeannie Clements, Don Danv| 

Production Creative Type, Ij 

Rushing Printij 

Alumni Director Anita C. Martin 

Photography Janie Flourr 


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For Conferences, Convocation, Commencement 

Nationally Known Speakers 
Come To Centenary 

April and May are traditionally busy 
nonths at Centenary College, and this 
pring is no exception. 

In only a six-weeks time period, the 
College will offer two major conferences, 
Founder's Day gathering and 
Commencement, all featuring speakers 
national and international acclaim. 

Women in Management Conference. The 
chool of Business will host its annual 
vfomen in Management Conference 
riday, April 4. "Women as 
'ntrepreneurs: The Mechanics of 
prting Your Own Business" will be the 
ppic of Judith C Anderson, a 
management consultant specializing in 
ntrepreneurial ventures. A member of 
ie start-up teams of PEOPLE Magazine 
nd HOME BOX OFFICE, Ms. Anderson 
bids the BS and MBA degrees from 
Columbia University. As vice president 
f INDEVO, INC, she is involved with 
jtrategic management both within and 
xternal to the corporate structure. 

Free Enterprise Conference. On Tuesday, 
phi 8, the School of Business will host 
s Eleventh Annual Free Enterprise 
inference, focusing this year on 
Entrepreneurship in America" 

Lodwrick(Lod) M. Cook chief 
executive officer and chairman of the 
board of the Atlantic Richfield Company 
(ARCO) will speak on entrepreneurship 
within the corporation. Raised in Grand 
Cane, La, Mr. Cook began his ARCO 
career in 1956 as an engineer trainee 
lust last October, he was named CEO. 

Michael H Mescon, Ramsey 
Professor of Private Enterprise at 
Georgia State University, will also be a 
speaker at the conference. The author 
and co-author of over 100 articles and 
books, Dr. Mescon is a contributing 
editor to SKY Magazine, Delta Airline's 
in-flight periodical. He is also Dean of 
the College of Business Administration 
and Regents' Professor of Human 
Relations at Georgia State University. 

A panel of local entrepreneurs will 
present case studies. The conference is 
offered at no charge to pre-registered 
participants. Please call the School of 
Business, 318/869-5141, for more 
information and/or to register for the 

Founders Day Our own Mary lane 
Hitchcock Gibson '54, majority whip in 
the Massachusetts House of 
Representatives, will give the keynote 

address at Founders' Day Convocation 
Thursday, April 17. The 11 a.m. 
Convocation in Brown Chapel will be 
highlighted by a colorful academic 
procession of seniors and faculty, a 
tradition as old as the College- 161 
years. A picnic lunch in Crumley 
Gardens will follow. (Please see page 3 
for a profile of Rep. Gibson.) 

Commencement. Sunday, May 18, is the 
date for Centenary's 1986 
Commencement Exercises, where Dr. 
Walter L Underwood, Bishop of the 
Louisiana Annual Conference of the 
United Methodist Church, will speak 
The 2:30 p.m. event will be held in the 
Gold Dome with a reception for the 
graduates and their parents immediately 

Dr Underwood was appointed 
bishop in 1984, after successfully serving 
churches in Texas, including the 7,300- 
member St Luke's United Methodist 
Church in Houston. He has held a 
number of Church offices, has attended 
six General Conferences, and has been a 
delegate to the World Methodist Council 

Alumni and friends of the College 
are invited to all events. 


Despujols Celebration 

Centenary College's Meadows 
Museum will mark the 100th anniversary 
of the birth of artist lean Despujols with 
a month-long "Despujols Centennial 

From early May, the Meadows will 
host an exhibition in the main gallery 
which will include paintings and 
memorabilia owned by the Despujols 
family and never exhibited before. 

On May 22 the Shreveport 
Symphony will host "A Despujols 
Celebration" performing a work entitled 
"Despujols Portraits: Musical Sketches 
of Jean Despujols." The suite is arranged 
for the 30 piece orchestra by Thomas 
Hundemer from individual piano 
compositions by lean Despujols. 

lust prior to the concert, the 
Meadows will host a reception at the 
Museum, and just after the concert, 
guests will be invited to the Symphony 
House to visit with the musicians at an 
informal gathering 

Concert tickets are $8, general 
public $6, senior citizens, and $4, 
children and students. All alumni and 
friends of the College are offered special 
price tickets of $6 for this concert 

Athletic Auction 

A basketball autographed by 
Robert Parish ... a villa in Acapulco 
. . . lunch with the mayor ... a week 
of training with gymnastics coach 
Vannie Edwards . . . and lots of 
other trips, parties, antiques, and 
objets dart will be on the auction 
block Tuesday, April 22, when 
Centenary's Athletic Department 
hosts its annual auction. The 6:30 
p.m. event will take place at East 
Ridge Country Club and will include 
both silent and live auctions. 
Tickets are $ 1 5 per person or two 
for $25, and include a hearty buffet 
Cash bars will be open. 

All proceeds go to offset the 
operating expenses of the Athletic 
Department which total $475,000 
this year. The smallest school in the 
NCAA Division 1, Centenary offers 
eight men's sports and six women's 

For tickets or more information, 
please call the Gold Dome, 
318/869-5275. Caroline Stevens and 
Ann Quirk are chairmen. 

Alumni Tour Update 

Back by popular demand . . Centenary] Night will be held Monday, ]une 2, in the Gold Dome to 
celebrate Centenary College and its affiliation with the Methodist Church. On the program will be the 
presentation of the Bishop's Awards to the three churches sending the most students to Centenary. The 
festive, up-beat event will also feature the Centenary Choir and an al fresco reception. 


The Alumni tour to Germany, 
Switzerland, Italy, and Austria has been 
rescheduled for October 6- 19. Cost is 
$1,755.00 per person and payment is 
due on or before August 1. Contact Lyn 
at Globe Travel 318/424-5080 for 
itinerary and details. 

A Scandinavian Tour is planned 
through Vantage Travel for July 16-30, 
1986. For details, contact Karen at 

W£ Get Letters . . 

Editor's Note-. This one arrived in late \anuary , 
and included the following "small-world story." 

On the Friday before Christmas, I 
found myself seated on an airliner next 
to Henry B. Shuey Sr, Chemistry '41. W 
had been chatting for 45 minutes befon 
Centenary was mentioned and only 
then did we exchange names and learn 
that both were graduates of the same 
department exactly 30 years apart 

Dr. Shuey told many tales of his 
undergraduate days at 'Nary. He 
described the night he burned down th 
old science building Jackson Hall, wher 
ether fumes from the stockroom were 
ignited by his laboratory flame. He 
recalled that Dr. ). B. Entrikin made suni 
to remove his new leather gloves befon] 
beating out the flames on Hank with hij 
bare hands. 

Hank also recalled how he tried to 
avoid the mandatory religion class by 
claiming to be an atheist Dr. R L Smit 
refused to accept his argument and 
countered with a ruling that Hank mus 
take twice the religious training normal 
required of all students, in order to full; 
understand that which he did not 

Dr. Shuey remembered his 
classmates of those years, such as 
Virginia Carlton, with whom he 
competed for a scholarship. He and th 
future mathematics professor were als< 
teammates on a Centenary Math Team 

1 was very excited by this example ' 
the small world, and look forward to 
future meetings with both old and nev : 
Centenary friends. 


Douglas C Shelton, Jr. 71 

Marge Fischer of The Shreveport Journal makes notes for an article on Centenary's latest addition to 
the Archives-, a two-volume 1755 }ohnson Dictionary. Looking on are Dr. Lee Morgan, Brown Professor 
of English, and Richard Watts 70 who gave the first edition set to the College. 

Scholarship Increased 
at Centenary 

The lane Davies Endowed 
Scholarship at Centenary College has 
been increased by $25,000, a gift of Mr 
and Mrs. Frank Spessard The 
announcement was made recently by 
Centenary College President Donald A 
Webb This brings the total endowment 
of the Davies Scholarship to $3 1 ,000. 

The scholarship was established in 
1979 and is awarded to students in the 
Centenary School of Church Careers, a 
pioneer program in its field 

Mrs. Spessard, the former Mary 
Davies, and her sister lane were second- 
generation family members to attend 
Centenary College. Their father, the Rev. 
Stephen J. Davies, was an 1882 graduate. 
Their uncle, lohn Davies, also attended 
Centenary in the late 19th century. Mrs. 
Spessard's daughter, Penny Kent, Class 
of 72, has kept the Centenary tradition 
alive as the third-generation family 
member to attend the College. 

Distinctive Dictionary 

The newest addition to the Archives 
in Magale Library is also the oldest 

The gift— a 1755 first edition 
dictionary written by Samuel lohnson— 
was made by Richard Watts 70, and his 
wife, Ann during Homecoming CLASSIC 

"I've owned the dictionary since 
1982," Richard said, "but 1 decided that 
the best place for it was in a college 
ibrary . . . and what better college than 

Alumni Giving 

Okay, Alumni, let's give! 

With only two more months to go, 
\lumni Giving to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund is stuck at 1 1 percent In 
/ears past, we've had as many as 16 
sercent of the Alumni give to the annual 
lind, but even that is low compared to 
15, 30, and 35 percent at other colleges 
and universities. 

Any amount you give will be terrific . 
we just want to get that percentage 
jp. And if you get your check in on or 
sefore May 3!, we will include your 
lame in the President's Annual Report 

Now is the time to give. Let's 
:ontinue to earn national recognition - 
his time for Alumni Giving 


The two volume, leather-bound set 
will be housed in the Cline Room, where 
faculty, serious students, and other 
researchers will have access to it 

"This is really a collector's item — a 
major acquisition for the College, said 
Dr. Lee Morgan, Brown Professor of 
English. The dictionary is the first real 
attempt to standardize the English 


The Remembrance Fund for the 
mentally retarded was established in 
February with an anonymous gift of 
$10,000. Interest from this endowment 
will be used to construct an academic 
course dealing primarily with the 
professional needs of the mentally, 
physically, and multiple handicapped 
The class, which will have special 
emphasis on facilities visitation, will be 
open to students in any major who 
might become motivated to specialize in 
this work Additional contributions to 
the fund may be made by contacting Joe 
Simon, director of scholarship 
development 3 1 8/869-5 1 43. 

The President and Dean 

Of Centenary College of Louisiana 

Invite You to a Special Program Of 

Recognition and Readings By 

President Donald A Webb And 

Professors Wilfred Guerin, 

Michael Hall, Earle Labor, 

Lee Morgan, Barry Nass, and 

lohn Willingham 

Co-editors of LIT Literature 

and Interpretive Techniques 

New York Harper and Row, 1986 

Sunday, April twenty-seventh 

Two o'clock 

Kilpatrick Auditorium, 

RE. Smith Building 

Reception and Autograph Party 
Immediately Following the Program 

Department of 


"More and more 
students are taking a 
minor in phibsophy. 
It gives a nice 
counterbalance to a 
more career-oriented 

Dr. L. Hughes Cox 


Department of Philosophy 

The Department of Philosophy may 
be short on faculty, but it's definitely 
long on organization. 

As a matter of fact, the Department 
is Dr. L. Hughes Cox, Centenary's only 
full-time philosophy professor, who 
juggles teaching, writing, committee 
service, and professional activities 
without the assistance of a full-time 

For Dr. Cox, R-E-L-l-E-F is spelled 
Professors Throgmorton, Pomerory and 
Christensen, who rotate and teach one 
course per semester for the Department 
Dr. Charles Beaird '66 is now Adjunct 

"If students major in philosophy, 
they get an awful lot of me," said Dr. 
Cox with a smile. "I've been teaching 
eight different courses per year, and wit 
the new curriculum, I'll be teaching nine 
or ten," he said 

lunior and senior courses are 
specialized for those majoring or 
minoring in philosophy. Religion major; 
often take these, too, since they are 
essentially independent study courses . 
or tutorials. "Students don't usually 
declare philosophy as their major until j 
late in their sophomore year," explainer 
Dr Cox, "So I never know what upper- 
level courses they will need The 
flexibility of tutorials is good" And, of 
course, there is The Course of Study in 
Practical Ethics for those interested in 
legal, medical, business, and theologia 

Over the years, philosophy majors i 
have pursued a wide variety of post- 
graduate study and work Graham 
Bateman '83 is in law school, John Gay 
'83 is a freelance contractor, David 
Eatman 74 earned his Ph.D. and 
teaches at Xavier University; Lee Kneip 
is an Episcopal priest in South 
Louisiana; and Beau Rogers '83, who 
double majored in geology, is a 
practicing geologist 

A real advantage with the new 
curriculum is that it allows the 
Philosophy Department to offer a mine 

"More and more students are takin 
a minor in philosophy" Dr. Cox said "! 
gives a nice counterbalance to a more 
career-oriented major." 

The new curriculum also includes 
philosophy on the optional, but not 
required, list of core courses. "The 
material I use in Intro develops 
philosophical issues in economics ana 
politics. For instance, the last political j 
consensus was forged in the Depressic 
now we're determining what the new 
political consensus will be." 

"In the '60s and 70s, there was qui* 
an interest in contemporary ethica 
issues, but now there is very little 
interest in social or even political 

issues. Now it's 'How am I going to get 
along in the world after graduation?' " 

Despite Dr. Cox's busy teaching 
schedule, he still finds time for 
professional pursuits. Two summers ago 
he attended a conference on business 
ethics. Last summer he read a paper on 
environmental ethics at an international 
conference. This next summer he will 
attend an NEH Summer institute on 
metaphysical cosmology at Santa Clara 
University in California 

At the present time, Dr. Cox is 
working on several articles on logic of 
scientific cosmology and theism. He is 
also working on a book Good Nws and 
Good Reasons-. Toward a Postmodern and 
Heopragmatic Philosophy of Religion. 

An experimental one-semester 
course in history of philosophy is in the 
works, as well. It will make extensive use 
of audio-visual tapes and presentations 

The classes are held in the 
Philosophy Suite, a group of offices and 
a seminar room, located on the Smith 
Building's second floor. Some four years 
ago, the entire floor was renovated and 
redecorated to house the Department of 
jPhilosophy and the School of Church 

Before that the Department was 
housed in lackson Hall. "I spent my first 
14 years at Centenary there," said Dr 
Cox recalling his cubbyhole office with a 
World War II secretary's desk that he 
couldn't get his knees under. There was 
no phone and no filing cabinet he 
shared an overhead light bulb with a 
{teacher on the other side of a partition. 

"Thad Marsh was dean, and lack 
Wilkes was president They finally got 
me moved to something better," Dr. Cox 
paid "Then Dr. Beaird came to teach, 
land he re-did his office and mine. That 
was great" 

When Dr. Beaird assumed adjunct 
status, he was missed immediately 
Today, Dr. Cox's dream is for a second 
person who would divide his time 
between classroom teaching and 
(developing a regional center for practical 
5th ics. 

"Right now," said Dr. Cox, "there is 
no coherent organization for the 
Drograms in medical ethics, bio-ethics, 
stc, that go on in Shreveport I'd like to 
see Centenary become one of the 
'regional centers for practical ethics in 
the United States. It could be done" 

The best thing and the worst thing 
about teaching in a small department 
ays Dr. Cox, is the same thing The 
disadvantage is that there are no other 
colleagues to talk to. The advantage is 
pat you have face- to- face contact with- 
other faculty outside the humanities, 
and that gives you a better perspective. 

L. Hughes Cox, chairman of the Department of 
Philosophy, is also its only full-time professor A 
graduate of Wabash College {one of two 
remaining all-male colleges), Dr Cox. earned his 
STB. at Boston University School of Theology 
and his MA and PA.D in philosophy of 
religion at Yale University. Academic honors 
include Phi Beta Kappa Tau Kappa Alpha, 
and Blue Key. 


Wayne Hanson 
Alumni President 

Wayne Hanson '51 has taken the reins of the 
Centenary College Alumni Association for the second 

The former Centenary chemistry professor and 
chairman of the department first served as president of 
the Alumni Association in the academic year, 1968-69. 
His current term follows the 1986 calendar year. 

A graduate of Homer High School, Wayne attended 
Northwestern State University and the University of 
Texas before coming to Centenary. Both his master's 
degree and doctorate are from the University of 
Houston. He also studied nuclear and analytical 
chemistry at the University of Arkansas, and attended 
Stanford University as a Shell Merit Fellow. 

His teaching career at Centenary ended when he 
became the chief chemist at Bayou State Oil Corporation, 
the position he holds today. 

While at Centenary, Wayne was tapped into ODK 
and Alpha Sigma Chi. He was a Regional Rhodes 
Scholar Finalist and a Danforth Associate. He has won 
numerous awards, including the "Outstanding Scientist- 
Engineer" award presented to him this year. 

It's great to have Wayne back in "harness!" 

Mary )ane Hitchcock Gibson 
founders Day Speaker 

Mary Jane Hitchcock Gibson '54 isn't the typical 
English major with a master's degree in education. 

She is using her liberal arts background as a 
legislator in the Massachusetts House of Representative: 
where she was appointed assistant Majority Whip last 
December. A member of the House since 1979, she has 
chaired the Caucus of Women Legislators and the 
Democratic Study Group and has been program 
chairman of the Women's Transportation Seminar. She 
is also a member of the Governor's Task Force on 
Accessible Transportation. 

Mary Jane, the mother of four children, is vitally 
interested in legislation affecting women, children and 
families in such diverse areas as education, mental 
health, public health, employment practices, and 

In her church, the Harvard-Epworth Methodist 
Church, she is active as a lay leader. 

Mary )ane will speak at Centenary's Founders' Day 
Convocation Thursday, April 17, at 1 1 am. in Brown 
Chapel. All alumni and friends of the College are 
cordially invited to attend 




WILLIAM L PLATT x29 spent only 
two years at Centenary after he 
transferred from Lon Morris. He writes 
FRANK BOYDSTON '27 to say "These 
two years were the best years of my life 
in college training. I will always love 

living in Baton Rouge, is enjoying five 
grandchildren, a daughter, a son, her 
husband Robert (a Louisiana Tech 
graduate), and many activities such as 
golf, bridge church and a few clubs 


MILDRED HOGAN '30, 8304 Knight 
Road, Houston, TX 77054, is now in a 
retirement village, doing well and ready 
to receive all correspondence. 

Monroe had conflicting dates with our 
reunion because, as the Louisiana State 
Vice- Regent of the National Society of 
Daughters of American Colonists, she 
had to attend their national convention 

MARTHA LOU WALSH x33 writes 
from Groten, CT, to say that she "surely 
is enjoying retirement - travels a lot - 
even to USSR for three weeks last June." 

writes that her four sons are scattered 
throughout the states, each in a 
different profession. 


IOHN P. HESS '55 has been 
appointed deputy superintendent, 
financial and support services of the 
Fairfax County Public Schools in Fairfax, 

10 ANN SMALL '55 of Grand Prairie, 
TX, has been named Coordinator of 
Volunteers in Mission in the South 
Central Jurisdiction She will serve as a 
contact for people in that jurisdiciton 
who would like to participate in short- 
term mission projects in the US and 
other countries. 

time grandmother, has written to say of 
her new granddaughter, "She is the 
most gorgeous creature you have ever 
seen!!!" Jennifer Michelle Lee was born 
Ian. 10, 1986. 

Department of Energy's Oak Ridge 
Operation, has received his 
department's highest award- the 
Secretary's Gold Medal - for his 
managerial leadership 

PAUL D. McMAHAN '62 completed 
his Ph.D. in Educational Administration 
last May and is currently working as a 
Captain on temporay active duty for the 
U. S. Navy in the Pentagon. He, his wife 
Joycelyn, and her daughter Alicia live in 
Arlington, VA His sons Gregory and 
Patrick attend college 

Congratulations to BRUCE 
DJNWIDDIE '65, who has been selected 
for inclusion in Who's Who in American 
Law and Who's Who in the United States. 
Bruce practices law in Metairie, LA 

resides in Columbia, Md with his wife 
Tina and children. After pursuing a 
career in urban planning for ten years, 


IOE LA GRONE '61 , manager of the 

In Memoriam 

Margaret Ann Bolinger '51 
January 28, 1986 

Ethel Merrill Boyett '37 
January 14, 1986 

Joyce Friend x36 

Rev. Randall Lee Gammill '73 
February 6, 1986 

Rev. Roy Lee Garret x53 
December 16, 1985 

Raymond Gary x37 
October 27, 1985 

William T Harton x37 
February 10, 1986 

Dr. |ohn V Hendrick x23 
Ianuary3, 1986 

Dr. Robert S. Hendrick Sr. x44 
Ianuary8, 1986 

Lawrence F. Kern, Jr. x38 
January 28, 1986 

Josephine Chatham Means '47 
January 2, 1986 

Martha G. Prothro '48 
December, 1985 

Adrian R Snider '34 
November 19, 1985 

Eddie S Tiffin, Jr. '37 
February 10. 1986 

John Slemmons Welsh, Jr. '39 
January 3, 1986 

he obtained an MBA in 1983 from the 
Wharton School and now works in 
construction financing with a major 
Washington, DC bank. While an urban 
planner, Charles served for four years as 
executive director of the Washington 
Audubon Society 


that she is in her second year as a full- 
time computer teacher in Eagle, CO 
Mother to Christopher, an active 2V? 
year old, Nancy is expecting twins on 
her husband Jon's birthday, April 16 

writes from Oklahoma City that he has 
finally given up school - having 
completed a Ph.D. in bio-chemistry and 
molecular biology, an M.D., and five 
years of residency. 

Tech. Sgt IOHN F. LEWIS 72 has 
graduated from an Air Force major 
command non-commissioned officer 
academy at Eielson Air Force Base, AK 
where he received advanced military 
leadership and management training 
[ohn is a laboratory operations 
supervisor with the 460th Air Force 
Tehnical Applications Center. 

moderate assistance from Wm. R "Bill" 
Smith, has become the mother of Anna 
Kathryn (last April). Brothers of the new 
addition are Dawson (7) and Collin (3'/2). 
Dad is at First United Methodist Church 
in Wharton, TX 

enrolled in the Hebert Law Center at 
LSU-BR has been awarded the Dr. Ted 
Ford Endowed Scholarship. Jim's degree 
from Centenary was in biology, and the 
Ford Scholarship is intended to help an 
LSU student who is studying marine 

JODIE GLORIOSO 73 has renovated 
the building at the corner of Commerce 
and Milam in Shreveport to rent out as 
an entertainment hall - lodie's Place. 
The building once housed her 
grandfather's business, Santa Maria 
Wholesale Produce Co 

continues to channel all his energies in 
the field of entertainment doing 
regional commercials and radio spots. 
Joe's a programmer, too, with a software 
development company, Computer Magic 

CHRIS CREAMER x74 wrote that he 
has spent the last two years in Shikoku 
Island, Japan, teaching English. (No 

doubt Dr. Morgan would pale at the 

moved from Hickory, N.C to 
Greensboro, N.C, to start his own 
shopping center consulting business. He 
and his wife Carolyn have a little girl, 
Blair, and a 5- month-old son, Stuart 

is still in Longview, TX teaching 3-year- 
olds three mornings a week and 
expecting her third child in May. She 
already has a boy and a girl. 

her fourth child in November, Robert 
lohn (10 lbs. 3 ozs.). He follows three 
sisters: Asyley(lO), Tress OV2), and 
Jenna (2). 

LETA SCHERER 75 lives in Austin, 
TX and teaches second grade in the 
Round Rock LSD. 

for Gerald D Interests in New York City. 

moved to Washington, DC, where she 
is the assistant to the president of 
Association of Flight Attendants union. 

currently the medical director of the 
Medical Intensive Care Unit, All 
Children's Hospital, St Petersburg FL 
His wife Lisa is staff pharmacist at Bay 
Pines Veterans Administration Hospital, 
Bay Pines, FL. 

busy raising her two daughters, Kim (3) 
and Amanda (1). She often gets together 
with |AN MAUMUS HOPKINS 77, who 
also lives in New Orleans. 

KEITH STEGALL 77 performed at 
the Independence Bowl Pep Rally in 
Shreveport last December. Some of his 
more familiar songs include "Sexy Eyes" 
by Dr. Hook, "Lonely Nights" by Mickey 
Gilley, "We're in This Love Together" by 
Al Jarreau and "Looks Like Love" by 
Helen Reddy. 

DR TERRY SWAN 77 has been 
selected to assume the responsibilities 
as Dean of the college at Lindsey 
Wilson College in Columbia, KY Terry 
received his doctorate from Vanderbilt 
University Divinity School. 

RICHARD |. DEMERS 79 received his 
Master of Divinity Degree from The 
Methodist Theological School in Ohio. 
He is presently serving a three-point 
charge of the United Methodist Church 
He and wife Shirley have two children, 
lennifer (2'/2) and David (P/2). 

coordinator for the Marriage and Family 
Counseling Center at Northeast 
Louisiana University in Monroe. She will 
complete her MA this summer and 
hopes to open her private practice then. 


Congratulations! This celebratory 
word is one each of us likes to hear at 
significant times in our lives when 
recognition is our due On my office 
door hangs a colorfu I " Congratu lations! " 
banner, and many phone calls, notes, 
and cards have been sent to extend 
the same. They give me a nice, warm 
feeling it's true, but it is all of you who 
participated in Homecoming CLASSIC 
from helping to plan it to being 
involved in the various activities who 
should be congratulated There was an 
increase of 67% from our lune, Alumni 
Weekend, and attendance at the 
exciting Homecoming game reflected a 
36% increase in attendance over last 
year's Homecoming game. Wow! 
Thanks to you, this Homecoming truly 
was a "Classic!" Congratulations! What 
good fortune to have been a part of all 
this! But, more importantly, it is our 
good fortune to be a part of Centenary 

Two expressions of this experience 
of good fortune are fitting to share 
here The first is a statement made by 
Dr. Bentley Sloane, Class of 1927 and 
1986 Hall of Fame recipient, in his 
acceptance speech during the Awards 
Banquet "Centenary College awakened 
and nourished in me a desire to seek 
truth . . . Each teacher in his wise and 
tactful way moved us through the 
various disciplines amd set us down in 
the midst of the widest 
perspectives helping us to see life 

steadily and see it as a whole." 
Another alumnus, from the Class of 
1965, Bruce W. Dinwiddie, in response 
to my invitation to alumni in the 
Summer of 1985 issue of Centenary to 
write about the value of a Centenary 
education, wrote these words, "In 
retrospect, I see clearly that my 
education at Centenary provided to 
me a wealth of information, a 
foundation, as it were, upon which to 
build further intellectual pursuits . . . 
My education at Centenary enhanced 
my ability to reason, to analyze, to 
arrive at valid intellectual and practical 
conclusions in addressing and resolving 
life's complexities." 

Dr. Sloane and Bruce Dinwiddie 
have articulated well what is felt by all 
of us who have been a part of the 
Centenary experience. Homecoming 
1986 was a Classic because Centenary, 
our alma mater is a Classic 
Congratulations, Centenary! 
Congratulations, alumni and friends! 

-Anita C Martin '80 
Alumni Director 


wrote to express regrets about not 
attending Homecoming - Stephen Kyle 
was born lanuary 29, 1986 and 
weighed 7 lbs. 12 ozs. Congratulations! 

country traveler, is the quality 
management manager for Electronic 
Data Systems in Albany, GA She still 
loves to run and is looking forward to 
her first ski trip to Colorado. 

KAREN ARMSTRONG '84 is plugging 
away as a social worker in Birmingham, 
AL. Eventually she wants to go back to 
school for a graduate degree in 

DREW COLLINS '84 is teaching at 
Caddo Magnet High School in 
Shreveport and coaching the boys' track 
and cross country team. He has 
returned to Centenary for his graduate 

working toward his MFA in theatre 

directing at the University of Mississippi 
in Oxford In the fall of 1986 he intends 
to begin work on his Ph.D. 

IESSICA SOULEAU '84 works as a 
software engineer at General Dynamics 
in Ft Worth and is attending UT 

ALAN D STRANGE '84 was awarded 
the Master of Arts in History, December, 
1985, by the College of William and 
Mary. He will attend Westminster 
Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, 
Penn. to begin working on a ThM in 
February, 1986 

LEE THOMPSON '84 has completed 
a 47-week course in Korean languages 
with the Navy and "Can now hold a 
decent conversation with a 4-year-old" 

the full-time organist at First Methodist 
Church in Wichita Falls, TX He 
accompanies six choir rehearsals a week 
directs two handbell choirs. 

PHIL HORNADAY'85 will be 
performing as a vocalist with the 
Chanute Air Force Band in Chicago. 



Bruce Dinwiddle '65 and Alumni Director 
Anita Martin '80 at Friday's golf tournament. 

Win? We're here just for fun\ Richard Life '82 
and Alan Yokem '83. 

The Centenary Muses collect for their Sundeck 
Fund at the Homecoming Awards Banquet. 
Ralph Pullen '35 reaches into his wallet to 
donate to (left to right) Sara Hitchcock Lang 
62, Tiddle Bettis Florsheim '46, chairman of 
The Muses, and Vada McGoldrick. Sundecks 
will be built on the rooftops of Rotary and ]ames 
dormitories this spring. 


Gents 92 
Georgia State 88 

Hundreds of alumni eame from all 
over the United States for Homecoming 
CLASSIC, Feb. 21-23. The weekend 
buzzed with events both on and off 
campus, and alumni and students alike 
agreed it was the best Homecoming 

Dr. Lee Ford, Professor Emeritus of French, 
and Mrs. Ford get a special welcome from Algie 
Brown '34 at the Thirties Luncheon. 

A Rolls is a Rolls is a Rolls. Peyton Shehee rolls along with his crew, Susan Beaubouef '87, President 
Donald Webb, and Renee Poole '87, in Saturday's Doo-Dah Parade. 

President Donald Webb accepts a check from members of the Class of 1 936 who. on the occasion of 
their 50th Reunion, established an endowed scholarship. Participating in the presentation are (left to 
right) Dr. Leonard Cooke, President Webb, Blume \ohnson, Rose Connell Fitzgerald, Harvey Broyles, 
and }im Serra. \f your class would like to establish a scholarship fund, please contact ]oe Simon, director 
of scholarship development. 

Homecoming '87 

Feb. 20 ~ 22 

Mark Your Calendar Now! 

To Parents of Centenary Graduates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and -Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-! 188. 

1/ you receive more than one copy of this magazine, please share with a friend 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104 




PKs was the setting for the 1970-71-72 Cluster 
Reunion, organized by (left to right) Randy Tiller 70, 
Theresa Morgan Meldrum 71, Paul Heffington 72, 
and Pam Byrd Heard 7 1 . 

The Roaring '20s Luncheon-Reunion was a great success. Among the "regulars" are Dr. 
Walter Colquitt '27, Class Agent Frank Boydston '27, and Mrs. Colquitt (Eleanor ]ohnson) 
'30 (One alum says he roars a lot . . . because he's so hard of hearing.) 

LaTrelle Billeiter Smith '51 presents the Queens 
bouquet to Holly Andries while President Donald Webb 
looks on LaTrelle s mother, LaTrelle Shipley Billeiter, 
was Centenary's first Homecoming Queen. 

The Class of 1961 sets a record in attendance. 

Patsy Laird \ennings '52 shares a laugh with 
classmates at the 1950-51-52 Cluster Reunion, 
dinner party at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. 

Richard Spainhour of Crossett, Ark., will attend Centenary next fall as an Alumni Scholar with a 
full-tuition scholarship. With him at the Awards Banquet are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude 
Ellis Spainhour, and Karen Cole, Director of Financial Aid. 

Summer 1986 



George Nelson 
Begins 2 1 st Year 
As Board Chairman 

President Webb 
Takes College 

Business Dean 

Sam Backus 
Joins Board 

Alumni Participation Up 

Great Teachers 
Scholars Fund 
Tops Its Goal 

New Sundecks \ 

Looking over the handiwork they provided are members of The Muses: (seated; 
Kay Jeter and Lorraine LeSage '45 and (standing, left to right) Dean Dorothy Gwin, 
Jo Reid, Betty McDonald 44, Sara Lang '62, Tiddle Florsheim 46, Bea White H86, 
and Vada McGoldrick. The creative ladies raised the funds to build sundecks atop 
Rotary and James Dorms. The students and Coppertone will be forever grateful. 

On the Cover 

One of the Souths great pleasures is a summer afternoon, a sundeck, and a 
good book. Artist Michael Pabst puts it all into perspective for the cover of this 
Centenary magazine. 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary 
(USPS015560), }uiy, 1986, Volume 14, No. 
1 is published four times annually in }uly, 
October, }anuary, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boulevard, 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71104-3396. Second 
Class postage paid at Shreveport, La. 
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 41188, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress: 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus;! 

Editor Janie Flournoy 

Special Contributors Lee Morgan, Jeannie Clements, Don Danv 

Production Creative Type, I 

Mid-South Press, Pabst Creative Graph 

Alumni Director Anita C Martin ' 

Photography Janie Flourr 

The Tradition 
Of Excellence Continues 


Dr. Webb travels upstream to continue the tradition of excellence at Centenary College 

These are difficult days for church-related colleges; and it is therefore both heartening and challenging that Centenary's long 
istory of leadership in higher education moves forward, unabated. —Upstream, indeed: 

Jnsurpassed quality. 
Centenary's new curriculum, combined with its superb and growing faculty, ensure academic ascendency. 

lanned advance. 

We are intentional about thoroughgoing planning for the 21st Century: in academics, enrollment, financing, facilities, vision . . 


pacrificial effort. 

The Centenary community is committed to the task: trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, students. 

jl raining for life. 

The goal is to prepare students for the fullest realization of their potential as individuals— and, through them, to promote the 
health of society in accord with the highest Christian ethic. 

Recruitment intensified. 

The crucial effort must be intensified recruiting. Bishop Walter Underwood's initiative with the churches is exemplary, 
endowment increased. 


Vital to the progress of the College is increased endowment— of academic chairs, scholarships, buildings, programs. This is 
our major investment in the future. 

.ccommodations improved. 

We now turn our serious attention to the buildings of the College— and especially the student facilities and teaching 

Vlinistry with the Church. 

The key to all this is our co-ministry with the congregations. Centenary's progress centers on its partnership with its Alma 
Mater, the Church. 

P.S.TREAM., indeed! But all attainable, that the tradition of excellence will continue. 

Financial Highlights of 1985-86 ...TfeowtTaK^sc^ 

Fund tops the million-dollar mark at $1,003,5 1 5; alumni participation grows to 18% ... a total \ 
$503,750 in scholarship aid plus $234,541 in scholarships from the Church . . . a pledge 
$900,000 by the Frost Foundation to renovate ]ackson Hall ...the establishment ofthe$\ millic 
President's Scholarship Fund . . . $45 1,600 in decimal giving from the church . . .the addition 
$1.5 million to the endowment brings its total to $22,474,277 . . . further enhancements to 1 
campus-, the landscaping and beautification of Sleepy Silver Bayou; rooftop sundecks provided i 
the Muses at ]ames and Rotary dormitories. In spite of a chilling downturn in the region's econom 
the College was boosted to new heightsl 

<^Oovvou2o( H \J*Jcm 

Dr. Donald A Webb 


"One of The Best Buys in Education" 

"One of America's Best Colleges" 




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Alumni Highlights 

Major increases were seen this year 
in both participation and dollar totals: 
from 16.04 to 18.43 percent, a 15.8 
percent rise, and from $163,966 to 
$190,759, an increase of 16.3 percent 

Listings below include classes of at 
least 20 members. 

Leadership Classes 




1936 $105,921 

1929 51,725 

Honoraries 29,006 
1944 22,303 

1932 15,826 

Gifts by Division 

Gifts to the Great Teachers- Scholars 
Fund are unrestricted and are used for 
the ongoing operating expenses of the 
College. These totals reflect cash contri- 
butions between |une 1, 1985 and May 
31, 1986 which is Centenary's fiscal year. 

Trustees $ 296,610* 

Alumni 190,759 

Parents 18,942 

Friends 171,578 

Corporations 194,169 

Foundations 127,868 

Faculty & Staff 3,589 

Grand Total $1,003,515 

This represents an increase of 5.2 
percent over last year's record total of 

Fund Volunteer 


Banking & Investments Will lackson 
Professional Austin G Robertson, |r. 
Oil, Gas & Energy LR. Brammer, )r. 
Retail Tom Ostendorff 

ALUMNI DIVISION ShayneM. Ladner'80 
M. Wayne Hanson '5 1 

Chairman George D. Nelson H70 

Chairman, Development 

Committee William G. Anderson 

*The gifts of alumni trustees are recorded in the 
trustees category, but are also listed in the 
class-bu-class comparison above. 

The Key to Extraordinary Performance Is 


by Barrie Richardson 

Management and leadership are not 
interchangeable concepts. 

Management, to the extent that this 
concept refers to skills and knowledge, 
can be taught. Economic forecasting, 
capital budgeting, cost accounting, and 
performance reviews can be learned in 
the classroom and applied to the 

But management is not leadership. 

In fact, the management courses 
which are taught at most universities, no 
matter how rigorous and academically 
powerful in their application, are neither 
the necessary nor sufficient cause of 

A little reflection should make this 
point clear. Alexander the Great 
accomplished his noteworthy 
achievements without computers or 
accounting systems. Abraham Lincoln, a 
school dropout, knew nothing of the 
formal managment concepts we teach. 
How many of the trustees at Stanford 
University, most of whom are successful 
businessmen, would have high scores 
on the General Management Aptitude 

There are some qualities which 
successful leaders seem to have. Or at 
least 1 think they are common qualities. 
Successful people need not be 
charismatic leaders such as Ghandi, 
Churchill, or John Kennedy. Ordinary 
people such as a high school principal, 
a production manager, a minister, a 
drama coach, or an owner-operator of a 
gas station are able to get extraordinary 
results from other people. 

This extraordinary performance 
happens because of leadership. These 
men and women who share no common 
heritage or education do share some 
common qualities. 


Those who lead others to above 
average performance do it because they 
have the capacity to visualize how the 

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organization might be at its best. Not 
only do they "see it" more clearly than 
the rest of us, but they articulate their 
vision. They are excited by the "dream," 
and their vision which they help us 
glimpse excites us. We want to be part 
of something special — not ordinary— 
and here is our chance. We are 
energized, and we voluntarily choose to 
help transform a vision into reality. 

Visionary managers are not problem 
solvers. They are creative problem 
finders. W.T Grant's, the largest variety 
good store in America in the '60s, went 
"belly up" in the 70s not because of its 
inability to apply modern management 
concepts. No, the company lost its way. 
Grant's was selling the wrong 
merchandise at wrong locations. No 
computer system could save it. Kresge 
(K-Mart), a medium-size firm in 1960, 
has grown into the largest retailer in the 
world because of the vision of a few 

Visionary managers also see 
strengths in the rest of us that others 
miss. They are not soft-headed 
romantics, but they tend to let us know 
what we are capable of doing and we 
tend to grow to that vision. 

Ordinary managers expect less. And 
that is what they get. 

Not only do leaders have a more 
lucid vision of what can be, they also 
have a passionate commitment to their 
vision. They ignore the nay sayers and 

those who want more analyses and 
studies. They do not think of themselv 
as risk takers. They know they are on tl 
right path, and they will not give in, gi\j 
up, or back off. 

They are dogged, and when we 
ordinary people are intimidated or tire) 
they refuse to let us quit. In a world 
where most of us are such political 
animals, the leader stands out because 
he seems rooted by his or her clear 
convictions and visions. 

Moral Courage 

Leaders are committed not onlyl 
their dream of what the project or 
department can be and absolutely 
determined to get on with it, but the! 
are also committed to each member 
the team. They are not "stars" but 
player-coaches. George Washington 
did, in fact, feed his men before he a 
His soldiers were unpaid and poorly 
clothed, but they were highly motivate 
Graham Abbots, a production manage 
at Herman Miller in Bath, England, wii 
fill in for any job on his line no matter 
how dirty or hard, when he is needed. 
He may rant and rage at a team 
member, but no other person regardle 
of position in this company would say 
bad word about one of his workers. At 
least not more than once. This man h 

Moral courage is what it takes to 
admit you are fallible and that you ne 
the help of others. Moral courage is a|| 
what it takes to listen to the majority 
and go against the prevailing group if 
you know it is in the best long-term 
interest of the organization. Moral 
courage is a rare quality. 


A leader must have integrity. Then] 
is nothing slick or unctuous or politic 
about this quality. Integrity is what let 
the group accept the leader's decisior 
and behavior because underneath the 
event we believe he is a fair dealing 

(Continued on page 


Edwin Whited 

Service to Centenary College is a long-time tradition for 
the Frost-Whited family. For over 65 years, members of the 
family have given their Wisdom, wealth, and work to this college. 

Edwin Whited, a 1943 graduate and 1986 recipient of the 
honorary Doctor of Laws degree, has maintained that tradition. 

While serving as a member of the Board of Trustees, he 
established the Great Teachers-Scholars Fund, the annual 
fund of the College, which this year surpassed $1,000,000. In 
the mid-1970s, he announced a $1,000,000 grant from the 
Frost Foundation to establish Centenary's School of Business. 

Mr. Whited has also served on the boards of the First 
National Bank, Public Affairs Research Council, and the 
Council for a Better Louisiana. At the Church of the Holy 
Cross, he has served as vestryman and senior warden. 

For his outstanding service to the community, he was 
awarded the Optimists' "Mr. Shreveport" award in 1978. 
Some ten years earlier, he had been named to Centenary's 
Hall of Fame. 

He currently serves as chairman of the board of Frost- 
Whited Co., Inc., and president of the Frost Foundation in 
Denver. He is a member of the board of trustees of Texas 
Christian University. 

He and his wife, Mary Amelia, have one daughter, Mary 
Amelia, who is in summer school at Centenary ... so the 
tradition continues. 

Sam Backus 

Sam Backus started living life early and at age 88 
still going strong. 

He is Centenary College's newest life member of 
he Board of Trustees. 

Mr. Backus says he just hasn't had time to get old. 
ie entered the labor market at age 12 as a messenger 
toy for the T&P Railroad Co. Today he is president of 
he Lanford Drilling Co. Along the way he has worked 
Dr oil well supply companies, drilling companies, and 
is an independent producer. At Lanford Drilling Co., 
ie continues to put in an eight-hour day, five days a 

He attributes his success to working hard and not 
)eing afraid of it. His secretary, Louise Williamson, 
idds perserverance and independence to that list. 
He's a self-made man." 

When Mr. Backus is not on the job, you might 
atch him on the golf course, where, on his 66th 
birthday, he made a hole- in-one 

Commitment— total commitment— is 
one of the key facets of leadership, 
says George Nelson, chairman of the 
Board of Trustees of Centenary College. 

"This is what Freddie Spencer's got, 
and this is what Don Webb's got, and 
that's what makes them successful." 

George Nelson has got it, too. 

A member of the board since 1957, 
Mr. Nelson has served as its chairman 
since 1965, succeeding Paul Brown, Jr. 
who stepped down after 25 years at the 
College's helm. "Paul once said that one 
of the main things we can do in life is to 
support our top institutions. They will 
be here long after you and I, our 
children, and grandchildren are gone," 
said Mr. Nelson. "And Centenary College 
is and will be one of the key institutions 
in this city." 

Leadership comes naturally to Mr. 
Nelson who also has served as 
president of the Shreveport Club, 
Southfield School, and the Council for a 
Better Louisiana. He holds membership 
on the boards of the Public Solicitation 
Review Council, the Public Affairs 
Research Council, and the Newcomen 
Society in North America. 

He is president of both Querbes & 
Nelson, Inc., a regional insurance agency 
founded in 1914, and the Life Insurance 
Company of Louisiana, which he 
founded in 1964. He is also chairman of 
the board of First Methodist Church's 
Alternative View Network (AVN), a 
domestic fixed station for uplinking 
transmission via satellite. 


With Commitment 

His time, a measure of commitment, 
is readily shared. "The amount of time I 
spend on college work really varies with 
the president, with situations on 
campus, and with overriding national 
concerns," Mr. Nelson said. "All of us 
need breaks in the day— something 
other than just our work. It's interesting 
to be a part of something totally 
different from the business world . . . 
and where else are you going to make 
friends with such a variety of people?" 

A graduate of LSU, where he earned 
both his B.A and J.D. degrees, Mr. 
Nelson first became interested in 
Centenary College through First 
Methodist Church where he is an active 
member. Dr. D.L. Dykes, pastor of First 
Methodist and member of the 
Centenary Board, nominated him for the 
position. Joe Mickle was president, and 
the College was in the midst of a major 
building program. 

Following Dr. Mickle's death in 1964, 
Jack Wilkes was named president of the 
College, and not long after, George 
Nelson became its chairman of the 
board. Not long after that came the 
court orders for integration of public 
schools. Private schools would be next. 
"I'd have to give Dr. Wilkes credit for the 
minimum of problems we had with 
integration," said Mr. Nelson. "He 
handled a severe matter like a diplomat, 
and to this day I have never been called 
about a racist matter on campus. There 
was probably more "flak" over certain 
campus speakers like William Sloane 
Coffin or Dick Gregory or even just lately 
Gordon Liddy" 

The happily memorable moments 
greatly outweigh the others. "We have 
had some of the top people in the 
United States and the world come to our 
campus," Mr. Nelson said. "Ronald 
Reagan, Margaret Chase Smith, 
Ambassador Butterfield, lohn Bookout, 
the president of Shell Oil Company and 
a native Shreveporter, the vice 
presidents of Exxon and Mobil, and the 
chairman of the board of Toyota. Our 
Free Enterprise Conference is one of the 
best anywhere, and I would encourage 
every young business person to attend. 

Where else could you meet and visit 
with Lodwrick Cook, chaiman of the 
board of the Atlantic Richfield Company 

"Of course the highest moment is to 
watch those bright looking graduates 
walk across the stage each year as they 
receive their diplomas. That's what it's 
all about." 

Commitment to private, higher 
education is definitely on the 
measuring stick for selection of new 
board members. "That's the toughest 
thing to evaluate in a prospective 
member," Mr. Nelson said. "To choose 
someone already committed is a step i 
the right direction." 

As a whole, the board needs to haw 
integrity and a commitment to serve th< 
community's needs. "The Centenary 
Board is remarkable in that even the 
most competitive business people 
assemble there for a common cause." 

It is no surprise that money is 
always a number one concern to the 
chairman of the board of a small, 
private, liberal arts college. "When 
Centenary came to Shreveport, it only 
had $1 18 in liquid assets," Mr. Nelson 
said. "Now we've got around $22 millio 
in endowment. If we are doing our job 
right and if faculty morale is good, I 
think there is adequate money in our 
constituencies— namely, Shreveport, th 
Trustees and Alumni, and the Louisian 
Methodist Conference— which have 
been so supportive. The money is there 
if we do our job right. If we can show 
that what we are doing is worthwhile, 
then people will give to the College an« 
know they are making a lasting 

As for the future of Centenary 
College, Mr. Nelson definitely has a 
dream. "I would love for us to set a gOc 
for more endowment— say $60 million 
total— to offer full scholarships to 
almost every student who comes. The 
admissions process would be very 
selective, and a degree from Centenary 
would be even more rewarding even 
more prestigious than it is today" 

Commitment to excellence— our 
chairman has it. 



Renee Poole 
President, SGA 

I am very grateful to Centenary College 
for an institution such as the Student 
Government Association. It has enabled 
me to grow in developing leadership qualities, while at the 
same time allowing me to have a say in what 1 think is good 
for the College. I believe most of the students are very fond 
of Centenary— and appreciate the opportunity for their input. 
On the other hand, the devoted faculty probably like having 
a liasion between them and the students. The rapport with 
the faculty and administration is also a very good leadership 
tool. With their knowledge and experience, coupled with the 
enthusiasm of the students, leadership opportunities abound! 

Dr. Darrell Loyless 
Vice President of the College 

The often discussed term, leadership, 
means many things to many people If 
there is a common element in most 
everyone's view, it is that leadership is providing direction. 

Before one heads off in any direction, it is best to know 
where you are going. Someone once said that ". . . if you 
don't know where you are going, you'll probably wind up 
somewhere else." This is as true for colleges as it is for 

Under the leadership of President Don Webb, the College 
has strengthened its academic programs and constructed a 
sound financial base to finance them through a balanced 
budget. Now we turn our attention to longer range con- 
siderations — three to five years into the future. 

To that end, Dr. Webb established the Institutional 
Planning Committee during the Spring Semester. It is my 
privilege to co-chair that committee with Mr. Fletcher 
Thorne-Thomsen, a college trustee. The committee will elicit 
and organize planning in our academic programs, the use of 
our facilities, student services, and budget preparations. All 
of this activity will be reflected in a stategic document that 
will direct our efforts for the next three to five years. The 
committee will update the strategic plan each year. 

I believe that the members of the Planning Committee 
have a golden opportunity to provide leadership to the 
College by creating a road map for the future that will give 
an institutional direction to our college efforts. In fact, 
because of the highly participatory character of institutional 
planning, everyone in the Centenary family will play a 
leadership role at various times. 

Dr. Dorothy Gwin 
Dean of the College 

College is a time to continue developing 
abilities and personal qualities, as well as 
to explore internally. 

Centenary College has a goal for students that goes 
beyond the fundamental capacity for learning and earning a 
living. A liberal arts education at Centenary should help 
students to think and communicate more effectively. Another 
responsiblity we assume is one in which an environment is 
created that will assist students to come to understand 
themselves and thereby establish an identity for themselves. 
An education at Centenary College should assist students to 
gain insight into the nature of themselves and their world 
and to search out values. Students need to confront not only 
academics, but also values, ethics, and themselves. 

A small community is more conductive to assisting 
students to continue developing abilities and personal 
qualities as well as to provide for internal exploration than a 
large impersonal one. 

In addition, students who come to Centenary have a 
chance of at least 1 in 10 of assuming a leadership role 
whereas at a larger college of 4000, it would be probably 1 in 
40. This experience in leadership roles prepares students to 
be leaders in their organizations and communities after 
leaving college. 

Dr. Wayne Hanson 
President, Mumni Association 

Mediocrity is easy. It takes almost no 
effort. Achieving a maximum performance, 
reaching the highest peak, or attaining the 
highest degree of excellence requires conviction, dedication, 
perseverence, and sacrifice. Many people, organizations and 
institutions aspire to "reach the top" or "be the best" but fail 
to do so because their leadership does not have the con- 
viction or dedication and is not willing to persevere or make 
the sacrifice. Sometimes, even when the leaders possess all 
these qualities, there is still failure because there is a lack of 
mission. Peak performance begins with a clearly defined 
mission and an established set of objectives and goals. 

Centenary College is now undergoing a self-study in which 
all members of the faculty are assessing the stated purpose 
of the College, evaluating the present status of the College 
as it relates to that purpose and proposing a plan of action 
which will help the College realize its mission. 

The Alumni Board is taking a similar approach. A new 
Constitution and set of By-laws was adopted and went into 
effect at Homecoming. The Board members will participate 
in an all-day working retreat in July. The purpose will be to 
more clearly define our mission, set some goals and 
objectives and propose ways to achieve those goals. 

It is my belief that to be successful in any of our programs 
we must do two things: (1) don't be afraid to try new or 
innovative ideas or policies and (2) remember the difference 
between managing and leading. People would rather be led 
than managed. To paraphrase an old saying, "you can lead a 
horse to water but you can't manage him to drink." 

Centenary Adds 
Computer Science Minor 

The Centenary College faculty has 
recently approved a minor in computer 
science that can be coupled with any 
major at the College. For instance 
students can earn a B.S. in business, 
accounting, or elementary education, 
with a minor in computer science. 
Possible majors leading to a BA degree 
with a minor in computer science 
include psychology, English, or 
secondary education. 

There are no prerequisites for the 
courses; however, an introductory course 
in computer science is available for 
those students who wish to take it 
before the first class. Additionally, there 
are no special courses required in 
mathematics or engineering above the 
normal college requirements. 

Included in the 18 hours of 
computer science courses are CSC 1 24 - 
COBOL (requires no computer or 
programming experience); CSC 224 - 
Advanced COBOL; File Processing; CSC 
234 - Data Structures; CSC 244 - 
Assembly Language Programming and 
Operating Systems; CSC 302 - Systems 
Analysis and Design, and CSC 400 - 
Internship in Computer Science. The 
internship will give students hands-on 
business experience. 

The courses are open to Centenary 
College students, students at other 
schools or universities, and members of 
the community. 

For more information, please contact 
Dr. David Thomas, 869-5035, or Miles 
Hitchcock, 869-5221. 





Church Careers Program Awarded Grant 

The Division of Higher Education of 
the Board of Higher Education and 
Ministry of the United Methodist Church 
has awarded Centenary College a $6,810 
grant for the 1986-87 academic year. 

Founders' Day 

President Donald Webb and Founders' Day 
speaker Mary }ane Hitchcock Gibson visit as 
they process into chapel Says Mary }ane, 
"Centenary, for me at least, is a fragile, 
beautiful, rare place which shelters us for a while 
so that we can learn to think clearly about 
ourselves, our country, and authentic religious 
faith and commitment." A 1954 graduate, 
Mary }ane is assistant Majority Whip in the 
Massachusetts House of Representatives. 

(Ptoo by Lee Shively) 

New Scholarships At Centenary 

Three new scholarships have been 
established at Centenary College. 

The Graydon F. Smart Endowed 
Scholarship Fund was established by 
Mrs. Smart and will be awarded to a 
student in communications. The goal of 
the fund is $5,000. 

The Dr. W. Ferrell Pledger Endowed 
Memorial Scholarship Fund, established 
by Mrs. Pledger, has a goal of $10,000. 

The award will go to a needy student. 

A second scholarship in the name of 
the late Walter M. Lowrey, professor of 
history at Centenary College, was 
established for students preparing for a 
career in law. The first award will be 
made when the fund reaches $5,000. 

Joe Simon is director of scholarship 
development, and Karen Cole is director 
of financial aid. 

According to Bert Scott, director of 
the Church Careers Program at 
Centenary and author of the proposal, 
the funds will be used for a two-day 
workshop on the workings of Centenary 
College's School of Church Careers. 

The workshop will be given for 
representatives from United Methodist 
two-year colleges and will include 
information on how such a program 
might be adapted to their schools. 

With coordinated programs, 
students would do fundamental 
preparation at any of the United 
Methodist two-year colleges and then 
complete the entire program by 
enrolling for their last two years in the 
Church Careers Program at Centenary. 

The workshop will be conducted by 
the Centenary Church Careers staff 
along with appropriate faculty and 
administrative personnel. A follow-up 
consultation visit will be made by a 
Centenary representative at each 
participating two-year college. 

The Centenary School of Church 
Careers, established in 1974, is the only 
program of its kind in a four-year United 
Methodist College. The program 
combines outstanding liberal arts 
academic experience with professional 1 
and pre-professional training for 

Bishop's Awards 

The competition was keen for the 
1986 Bishop's Awards presented at 
Centenary! Night Monday, June 2, in the! 
Gold Dome. The awards, orginated by 
Bishop Walter Underwood, are 
presented to the small, medium, and 
large churches which have the most 
students attending Centenary College. 
This year's winners include Gilliam 
United Methodist Church, Mangum 
Memorial United Methodist Church, an 
Broadmoor United Methodist Church 
and Shreveport's First Methodist 
Church, which tied in the large-church 
category. A silver trophy was presented 
to each winning minister along with a 
$1,000 scholarship to Centenary and a 
brass credit card entitling the bearer toj 
entrance at all cultural, academic, and 
athletic events at Centenary for the 1984 
87 academic year. 


Public Relations Degree Okayed at Centenary 

The first interdisciplinary major in 
public relations leading to a B.S degree 
in public relations at Centenary College 
has been approved by the Educational 
Policy Committee and the faculty at the 

Interdisciplinary majors may be 
created by students with the approval of 
both faculty groups. 

The course requirements, in addition 
to distributive requirements, include 
Introduction to Photography, Business 

and Technical Writing, Principles of 
Management, Human Relations, 
Principles of Marketing, Consumer 
Analysis and Behavior, Marketing Policies 
and Problems, Critical Writing for Mass 
Media, Advertising and Public Relations, 
Internship in lournalism, Radio, and 

The new major was designed and 
created for Betsy Edwards, a sophomore 
from Anthony, Fla, who will be awarded 
the degree in 1988. 


Another academic year is behind 
us, and a new group of graduates has 
commenced to another dimension of 
learning. Like those who have gone 
before them in the past 78 years since 
Centenary made her debut in 
Shreveport, each one leaves behind a 
part of him/herself that can be felt, if 
not seen, a spiritual presence, if you 
will. Each person has shared something 
of himself or herself which has 
nurtured Centenary and her vision for 
tomorrow; and, each person has taken 
away more than just a diploma upon 
graduation. There has been a relation- 
ship between student and College, and 
both have become better because of 
that relationship. For any relationship 
to be beneficent, there must exist a 
sense of mutual responsibility. 

The ceremony of Commencement 
is symbolic of a beginning— a 
beginning of many things, one of 
which is a new relationship to the 
College. Some graduates have moved 
to distant places while others have 
elected to remain in this area. But, 
physical proximity does not increase or 
diminish our responsibility as alumni 
to our relationship with the College. If 
our educational experiences at 
Centenary (and for me, education is 
more than academics) are of value to 
us, individually and collectively, then it 
is important that we make a commit- 
ment to being responsible alumni. 
Centenary must also continue to be 
responsive to this relationship, and the 
most significant way she can do this is 
to remain strong for present and future 
generations. Colleges everywhere are 
closing their doors in this day of 
declining enrollment and absence of 
committed alumni. You and I will tip 
the balance for Centenary's future. We 
do make a difference! 

There was a time immediately after 
1 graduated from Centenary when 1 
thought my ability to contribute 
financially to my alma mater was too 
insignificant to matter. I knew that I 
could never "repay" Centenary for 
those educational experiences that 
shaped me and nurtured me in such a 
benevolent way. What good would my 
small gift do when the need is so 
great? Many of you have expressed to 
me a similar thought. We are mistaken. 
Every gift represents a seed, and even a 
mustard seed can grow into something 

Beginnings are exciting. The Class 
of 1986 is now a part of Centenary's 
history, and I wish each member a life 
that meets his or her definition of 
success. My wish for all alumni, 
including the members of the Class of 
1986, is for us to claim a sense of 
renewal in our relationship to Centenary. 
In so doing, the legacy of oursleves will 
remain to connect Centenary's past 
and present to her future, a future 
made more outstanding and secure 
because of our commitment to this 
relationship. "Forward, forward, 
Centenary! Time and tide may fail, but 
our hearts shall love thee ever, 
Centenary, hail!" 

-Anita C Martin '80 
Alumni Director 

Professors- Authors Morgan and Labor 

Shreveporters Write 
College Literature Text 

Six professors, all of whom share the 
distinction of having taught in the 
English Department at Centenary 
College, have written a new literary 
anthology published by Harper & Row. 

The 1200-page compendium of 
fiction, poetry, and drama entitled LIT 
Literature and interpretive Techniques, was 
written by Dr. Michael Hall, Dr. Earle 
Labor, and Dr. Lee Morgan, all currently 
on the Centenary faculty; and Dr. Wilfred 
L Guerin, vice chancellor of LSU-S; Dr. 
Barry Nass of C.W. Post Center (Long 
Island University) and Dr. John R 
Willingham of the University of Kansas, 
all former members of the Centenary 
English faculty. 

The book, more than seven years in 
the making, is designed to meet the 
needs of college student throughout the 
nation as a basic text in introductory 
literature courses. It features more than 
200 poems, 34 stories, and 1 1 plays, 
written by such diverse great literary 
artists as Sophocles, Chaucer, 
Shakespeare, Chekhov, Frost, London, 
Hemingway, and Faulkner, to name a 

In reviewing the book, Professor 
Donald Stone of Queen's College, the 
City University of New York, says that 
"The success of the text lies in its clear 
language, its amiable tone, and its 
disarming revelation of the truth that 
great literature is both fun and 

An instructor's manual for teachers 
is scheduled for publication this spring. 
The 240-page book contains detailed 
critiques of all the selections included in 
the anthology. 



(Continued from page 6) 

person who does what he believes is 
right and not what is expedient. Even if 
we disagree with the call, we accept it. 

Does this mean that management 
courses are of no value? Absolutely not. 

lohnny Weissmuller's swimming 
records stood for more years than any 
modern swimmer. Yet today fourteen- 
year-old girls can surpass his times. 
Weight training, flip turns, and coaching 
do matter. Better technical skills are 
needed to be competitive in both sports 
and management. Alexander the Great 
would need modern technology in 
today's world. 

But the vital difference in 
outstanding performance in almost all 
areas of human endeavor is leadership. 
And leadership requires skills, values, 
and ways of thinking and behaving 
which are rarely taught in the classrooms 
of even our best universities. 

Where then does one learn vision, 
moral courage, passionate persistence, 
and integrity? Is there a Wizard of Oz 
who will dispense it? No. Need you be 
born with these qualities? No. 

Leadership skills and values are 
learned, but not taught. 

They are learned best when we are 
growing and developing. They are 
learned on playing fields, debate teams, 
sorority houses, church youth groups. 
They are learned in the home and in 
groups and small communities where 
each individual believes he or she can 
make a difference. 

One reason why leaders emerge 
from small towns and small colleges 
such as Centenary College of Louisiana, 
is because these places, better than 
others, provide both the proper 
environment and ethos. 

There are many reasons to support 
Centenary. Leadership development is 
one that clearly stands out. 

Bank Richardson is Dean of the School 
of Business at Centenary. 

Centenary College Board of Trustees 

William G. Anderson 

Tracy R Arnold 

Harry V. Balcom 

Charles Ellis Brown 

Harvey Broyles 

Nancy M. Carruth 

Katherine T. Cheesman 

Caroline A Crawford 

lohn David Crow 

Don Duggan 

D.L Dykes, (r. 

Mary Helen Love Everist 

Kenneth M. Fisher 

Ruth Foil 

Sam B. Grayson 

Barbara T. Green 

lohn S. Hardy 

Pat E. Hendrick 

Elise W. Hogan 

Roy S. Hurley 

William H. lackson 

GW. lames, Sr. 

H. Blume Johnson 

Charles D. Knight 

Paul C. McDonald 

Douglas L. McGuire 

Tom H. Matheny 

George D. Nelson, chairman 

Alfred L. Norris 

John T Palmer 

Cecil E. Ramey, Jr. 

Richard L. Ray 

Austin G. Robertson 

Ronald Sawyer 

George R Schurman 

Virginia K. Shehee 

W. Odell Simmons 

Albert Sklar 

Fletcher Thorne-Thomsen 

Joe D. Waggonner, Jr. 

W. Juan Watkins 

J. Hugh Watson 

Donald P. Weiss 

Nicholas H. Wheless, Jr. 

Harvey G. Williamson, Jr. 

Herman Williamson 

Robert E. Witt 

Hoyt Yokem 

George D. Nelson, Chairman 

J. Hugh Watson, Vice-Chairman 

Austin G. Robertson, Treasurer 

Elise Wheless Hogan, Secretary 

Ruby M. George, Assistant Secretary 

Life Members 

Douglas F. Attaway 

Sam Backus 

William Russell Barrow 

Floyd C Boswell 

Ruth J. Cadwallader 

Jack Cooke 

Dana Dawson, Jr. 

Benedict A Galloway 

James. T. Harris 

O.D. Harrison, Sr. 

Voris King 
Virginia Laskey 

Carl F. Lueg 

Merlin W. Merrill 

James N. Patterson 

Bentley Sloane 

J. Robert Welsh 

Ex-Officio Members 

Bishop Walter L Underwood 

President Donald Webb 

Renee Poole, President of the SGA 

Alton Hancock, Chairman of Faculty 
Personnel Committee 

Wayne Hanson, President of Alumni 

Bob Buseick, Faculty Representative 



Are Few 

Only 10 North Louisianians could 
have listed "Chairman of the Board of 
Centenary College" on their vitae. 

It was in 1906, the year the College 
moved to Shreveport from Jackson, La., 
that the Rev. )ohn T. Sawyer served as 
its interim chairman. 

P.M. Welsh took the reins from him 
in late 1906 and served until 1913, when 
S.C Fullilove and then Paul M. Brown 
took temporary chairmanships. 

Judge A J. Murffs 1914 tenure was 
followed in 1915 by a Centenary 

graduate Dr. John L. Scales, who held 
the position until 1936. 

At that time Bishop Hoyt Dobbs 
was elected chairman and served until 
the election of T.L James in 1939. 
Following Mr. James' death in 1944, 
Paul Brown, Jr. was elected to the post, 
always accepting "on a temporary 
basis." His legendary 25-year term 
ended in 1965. 

This year his successor, George 
Nelson, begins his 2 1 st year as the 
College's Board Chairman. 




News from CLAUDE S. "Dr. Chad" 
CHADWICK '27 is that a new edition of 
his booklet "Half Dollar A Day," has 
been released. In the center is an insert 
on "How to Have a Slim Body and 
Attain a Long Life." 

the campus and made the comment, "I 
am so proud of Centenary's being one 
of the outstanding colleges in the U.S., 
and 1 am happy to have been a student!' 


ALGIE D. BROWN, Class Agent for 
1934, has recapped the Thirties Reunion 
Luncheon. DR DONALD WEBB was the 
guest speaker, and the honored guests 
needed a bit of assistance, but after all, 
he is in his 90s. . . Plans were made to 
establish a Scholarship Fund— one that 
would be a perpetual scholarship, using 
the income from the Fund to grant 
scholarships each year. RALPH PULLEN 
['35 and LUC1LE TINDOL '33 have since 
!been elected co-chairman of this project. 
Those in attendance were LILLIAN 
RISER x34, and husband, James, 
ELOIS BANS '33, Dolly and AUSTIN 
IAMES '54 and husband, Paul, IAMES S. 
DOWNER '34, and former Centenary 
football players, EARL NOLAN '32 and 

LUCILE TINDOL '33 Class Agent, 
x33 has moved to a beautiful retirement 
center in the foothills of the Smokies. 


CLARK '41 talked with SHIRLEY 
SAFFORD '41. Eileen hadn't seen Shirley 
since her children were in South 
Highlands, where Shirley was such a 
good teacher. 

attendance supervisor for the School 
Board. She and a group had lunch 
together and enjoyed talking over the 

"good ole days" at Centenary. Some of 
these were LOUISE FAY FORSHEE '40, 

auditor for the Department of Energy's 
(DOE) Office of Inspector General, 
retired recently after more than 30 years 
of federal service. 

lives in Metairie, La., writes that she still 
returns to Shreveport to visit 
occasionally. Two of her three children 
are located in New Orleans and 
Shreveport. The oldest is in the Marine 
Corps and is a jet pilot. 

AUBREY McCELLAN '43 writes that 
he and VIRGINIA '42 are still in El 
Cerrito, Calif, where he has recently 
retired after 33 plus years from Chevron 
Research Co. as a research chemist and 
group leader doing molecular 

MORRISON '43 also received a letter 
from IOSEPH H. STEPHENS '43, who is 
an attorney in Houston in the law firm 
of Stephens and Willey 

making plans to write a book. 

KATHRYN also adds that her 
husband, Gwin, retired in November 
from the natural gas business after 37 

\n Memoriam 

Zollie G Bennett '28 
May 2, 1986 

Cleo Campbell Chadwick x27 
April 14, 1986 

Maj. Ralph Colby (USAF Retired) '56 
March 4, 1986 

Mable "Biddie" Gaubert '42 
April 1986 

Edna Mae McCain '38 
March 19, 1986 

R Downs Poindexter x40 
May 18, 1986 

Amanda McDonald Reynolds '29 
March 16, 1986 

William Hinton Steen, Sr. x34 
May 30, 1986 

Norma Elise Robinson Tinsley '30 
April 22, 1986 

June Snell Tobey '64 
June 1, 1986 

years of service and that she'll be quite 
busy serving as president of the Woman's 
Department Club in Shreveport 

We are so proud of our own BETTE 
HEATH '44. She has had many art 
showings. Her latest was at Bon Appetit. 
It must be very satisfying to have 
accomplished all that she has. In case 
some of you aren't aware, Bette had a 
very severe stroke, which caused a great 
deal of paralysis, but this didn't deter 
Bette. She has done a tremendous 
amount of painting. 

Agent for 1947, had a note from MARY 
She and Jack are living in Barnesville, 
Ga., where Pete is raising the IQ level of 
local students since she has returned to 
teaching. If they can tear themselves 
away from school and five grandchildren 
long enough, perhaps they will join us in 
February, 1987, for the Homecoming. 

KATHERINE also heard from DR 
POWELL IOYNER '47, who is now living 
in Mountain View, Calif, and is with the 
Electric Power Research Institute in Palo 
Alto. After three months of apartment 
living, he and Walli have bought a 
house. Busy life and little time for 
sailplaning!!! They hope to "reunion" 
next year, too. 

GEORGE DEMENT x49 was recently 
presented the fourth annual Friendship 
Award from the local chapter of The 
Indoor Sports Club, Inc. 


DONALD E. BARNES '51 has a new 
appointment— as the District Superin- 
tendent of the Paris-Sulphur Springs 
District of the North Texas Conference of 
the United Methodist Church. 

CATHERINE SMYTH '51 is now with 
the U.S. Information Agency in 
Washington, DC. She is the corporate 
liaison officer for the Brisbane 
International Exposition and is helping 
to raise private sector money for the US 
Pavilion at the World Expo-88. She is 
also planning to be married in |uly. 

work as a volunteer with the Texas Head 
Injury Foundation has led to a full time 
job as editor of a national monthly 
newsletter for professionals in the field 
of head injury. She and her husband 
Lawrence live in Houston. 

The Alumni Office heard from a 
"lost" alum, HERBERT NICHOLSON '53, 


who lives in San Antonio, enjoying his 
retirement from a bank there. He was 
hoping to locate another "lost" alum, 
knows his whereabouts, contact the 
Alumni Office. 

DR PAUL ROGERS '53 is retiring 
from his radiology practice in Fort Smith 
this year, and he and his wife MAUDE 
IETER (THORNTON) '53 have moved to 
the country to raise cattle and tend a 
big garden and an orchard. In their 
spare time, they plan to do a lot of 

be serving as first woman governor of 
the Arizona District of Civitan, 
International, October, 1986 through 
September, 1987. She is currently the 

In a recent newspaper tribute to 
volunteers, we learned that DR W. 
HARDY WORLEY '57, an oral surgeon, 
makes about four volunteer mission 
trips a year to Mexico. We are quite 
proud of his act of giving! 

opened his own CPA firm in Shreveport. 


president of Boone Funeral Home in 
Bossier City, was named Funeral 
Director of the Year at the spring 
meeting of the North Louisiana Funeral 
Directors Association. 

SARA A BURROUGHS '60 has been 
chosen the first Outstanding Faculty 
Member of the College of Arts and 
Sciences by the Student Government 
Association of Northwestern State 
University of Louisiana. Sara has taught 
at Northwestern for 14 years. 

JAMES N. "JIM" CLANCY x60, whose 
voice can be heard promoting products 
from Ford to Southwest Airlines, is the 
founder and director of the Vocal 
Majority musical group. The Vocal 
Majority consists of 160 men who are 
five-time winners of the international 
chorus competition of the Society for 
the Preservation and Encouragement of 
Barbershop Quartet Singing in America. 

a retired Air Force Colonel, is the 
fulltime assistant administrator of 
Momingside Meadows and the 
Morningside Cottage Apartments in San 
Antonio, Texas. He heads a staff of 24 
who are highly enthusiastic about 
serving their more than 1 50 resident 

JUDY BUTCHER Class Agent for '62, 
was honored recently with a front page 
article in "Saturday Neighbors," a 
magazine section of The Shreveport \ournal. 


She is the "first lady" of Timmons 
Elementary School, where she is the first 
woman principal in the school's 26-year 

husband Rod are off to the Scarborough 
Fair in Waxahachie, Texas, where they 
will sell Renaissance musical 
instruments that Rod fashioned in his 
workshop. Sounds fun! 

JOHN C HAWKINS, JR x63 writes 
that he lives in Texarkana (the Texas 
side) and practices law there. One 
daughter, Johnette, attends the 
University of Texas; a son, Mark, is a 
page in the U.S. Senate; and Ginny, his 
youngest daughter, is in grade school. 

ordained pastor from the Louisiana 
Conference, First United Methodist 
Church, Houma, La., preached the 
Lenten series at First Methodist Church 
in Oak Ridge, Tenn. 

for contacting private high school in her 
area who were requesting information 
on Centenary. Thanks again, Patricia. 

portrayed Atticus Finch in Shreveport 
Little Theatre's production of "To Kill a 
Mockingbird," which premiered in the 
newly renovated Theatre on Line. The 
original SLT playhouse was damaged by 
a fire, and this production was the first 
mounted in their new location. 


JOHN R SCHEEL, JR '70 has been 
named vice president of the Commercial 
Lending Division at First National Bank 
of Shreveport. 

RICK HAWKINS '73 are alive and well in 
Los Angeles. They have three children, 
Gabrielle (9), Julie (6), and Dash (2). Rick 
is currently producing "Mama's Family," 
starring Vicki Lawrence. Last season he 
produced and wrote "Punky Brewster" 
and created a pilot entitled "Heart's 
Island" (about Shreveport) for which he 
received a Writers Guild Award 

accepted into LSU Law School. She and 
Warren are living in Lafayette where he 
is in private practice. Sylvia will 
commute to LSU- BR for classes. 

Foster Gallery of Baton Rouge 
opened the new year with "Electric 
Temples," a collection of sculptural work 
in glass, metal and plastic by MARY 

DEAN WILLIAMS x72 has been 
named Director of Mental Health 
Service for the Boys and Girls Home and 
Family Services in Sioux City, Iowa. 

MARIA (MUELLER x74) is happy to 
remain a full-time mom for Courtney 
(aged 5) and Stephanie (aged 3). 

in Shreveport and Jonesville. He works 
as an independent geologist consultant. 
Traci Renee', 17, Angela K, 15, and Katri, 
8, are Jerry and wife Carrie's three girls. 

DR SANDY BOGUCKI 73 is way up 
in Connecticut working in internal 
medicine. (See where you can go, when 
you pass organic chemistry!) 

and husband Ted live in Midlothian, 
southwest of Dallas. After working as 
missionaries behind the Iron Curtain for 
three years, they are now pastoring the 
Full Gospel Fellowship Church. Son 
Thomas is 2 Vi and, Timothy is 1. 

JEFF DAIELL 73 has been published 
in both major Houston daily newspapers; 
Issues magazine, and in \nner-View, for 
which he writes a political column. He 
and wife Marie have three children: 
Christopher Ryan, going on 4; Colleen 
Rachel, going on 2; and Kelly Rebecca, 
going on 2. 

Colleton County, S.C, has obtained 
the services of elementary grade art 
teacher SALLY WORD DAVIS 73. She 
and Rick live in Cottageville, S.C, with 
Erin, 5 and Randon, almost 1. Both girls 
are a real blessing to the family. 

husband Nishon are both with IBM in 
Houston. Pat's job plus teaching 
computer science at college, plus Prince 
(her Irish Setter) keep her plenty busy. 

partner in her own business, Studio 
Graphics of Shreveport. She does 
graphic layout, artwork and advertising. 
Husband Pat works with KTBS-Channel 3. 

JANE JOHNSON 73 is very busy 
with her work as public awareness and 
aftercare coordinater for the Methodist 
Home for children in Waco. 

Charleston, S.C, and by now should be a 
proud new papa. 

73 are filling San Antonio, Texas, with 
music She is director of the Choral 
Society. Both serve as directors of music 
at Travis Park United Methodist Church. 

and husband Carroll announce the birth 
of their third child, Mary Ellen, who was 
bom May 5, 1986 and weighed 8 lbs. 5 ozj 

DAVID A WALKER 75 will be moving 
to Philadelphia, Pa, this summer to begir 
seminary training at Westminster 
Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters 
of Divinity. 

x79 STEELE had a son, Michael Garrett 
(they are calling him Garrett, which is 

Becky's maiden name) on April 18 in 
Little Rock. They're moving to an Air 
Force base outside of St. Louis in June 
where Rodney will be chaplain. 

GARY PRECHTER 78 lives in Metairie 
with his wife Mary, four-year-old son 
Ryan, and ten-month-old twin girls, 
Caroline and Laura. He is an account 
executive for Brown- Prechter, an 
investment and insurance planning firm. 
Gary is the new class agent for the Class 
of 78 and continues . . . 

SCOTT HAYES 78 has recently 
started working for Coldwell-Banker in 
New Orleans specializing in industrial real 
estate. Scott and Gary frequently get 
together to tell stories about DAVID 
BERTANZETTI 78 who presently lives 
with wife Kathy and dog Keppler in 
Birmingham. David has been with South 
Central Bell for over five years. 

DUNCAN L1LL 78 is now a private 
in the Green Berets. His letter written to 
(Gary said that he was on fire duty at 
2:00 a.m., and it was raining. 

DR CHIP KRUSE 79 is a dentist in 
New Orleans. On weekends, he and his 
wife Caroline teach their dog "Lagniappe" 
to sit and roll over. 

KEVIN "WALLY" EWER 78 and his 
wife Ginger live in Richardson, Texas, 
where he works as a geologist. He has 
been renovating his house. 

BILL 78 and BECKY '80 DeWARE 
live in Little Rock with their 5-year-old 
son Robert and their 2-year-old Crawford. 
[Bill is a senior account executive for 
'Arkla Energy Resources. Becky said they 
have recently heard from MARY JO 
JGARDERE 78 who lives in Dallas and 
iteaches art. She and )ohn have a 2-year- 
old boy named John Astin. 

now living in Shreveport and working at 
Mangum United Methodist Church. 

IAMISON are living in Dodge, Texas. Lee 
'keeps busy painting and has had 
-showings of his landscapes and portraits 
in galleries in Houston and in the 
alumni homecoming exhibit. 

jhusband LARRY ' 7 ° are the proud 
parents of Erin Ann, born February 26 
iand weighing 9 lbs. 4 oz. Erin Ann joins 
jLauren Elizabeth, 3. Larry is pastoring at 
iMt. Zion United Methodist Church, and 
i Molly is a medical social worker at 
'South Community Hospital in 
Oklahoma City. 

Class Agent ANN RYBA 79 shares 
her news with us. The most bizarre 
response to her letter was from a naval 
officer in Turkey who accidently opened 
WAYNE ALAN ABREU's 79 mail. This 
fine gentleman did not want me to 
make up anything about our classmate 

in his absense! He wrote of his lively 
town by the sea, Karamursel, and said 
that in Turkey, also, college 
acquaintances "make some small 
celebrations each year." Isn't it nice to 
know that some things are universal? 

happy newlywed living in Houston. She 
loves teaching aerobics, and it sounds 
like she does a great job. She was even 
in Shape Magazine. 

sent a great letter from Rock City Falls, 
NY. They have two little ones, Jennifer, 
3, and David, 2 1 months. Rick received 
his masters of divinity from President 
Webb's alma mater, Methodist 
Theological School in Ohio, and was 
ordained in June with DALE HOLSTEIN 
79. Rick works for the United Methodist 

JAY FRAZ1ER 79 continues to work 
as a video artist at Channel 2 in Houston. 
On the side he edits music videos for a 
local group— look for him on MTV! He 
says that PETE ERMES 79 is playing 
with the Allman Brothers Band in 
Sarasota, Fla. 

Ann saw GIN NY GARRARD 79 in 
Dallas this December. She was busy 
preparing for her January wedding. Her 
husband, John Burnette, works for 
National Public Radio, and they are 
currently living in Atlanta. Their true 
romance story appeared in The Dallas 
Morning Nws even. 

BECKY MURPHY 79 at her new home in 
Dallas. Becky loves Big D., and sees 
RICK and MELANIE DAVIS 79 there. 
The Davises have two boys, and have 
just adopted a baby girl. Rick is district 
manager for Dun and Bradstreet. 

Placid Oil "retiree" and quite happy to 
be living the life of leisure. She and 
MARY LOU ROSS 77 had planned a trip 
to New York City in May to see Holly 
and Heather Hawkins. 

BETSY MAGU1RE 79 will graduate 
this May in Washington DC with a 
degree in hospital adminstration. Betsy 
will be flying back to Dallas this summer 
to work with the Cystic Fibrosis Camp. 

received her MSW from University of 
Missouri and is now coordinating 
conferences. She will be in charge of the 
Missouri Conference on Wellness in 
Columbia in June. 

are the proud parents of a lovely 
daughter Katherine Ann. She was born 
April 13, and all family members are 
feeling fabulous. Congratulations! 

MARK MESS1NGER 79 is still flying 
the friendly skis of Muse Air (or whatever 

they are this week), and we hope to see 
him at O'Hare some day. 

YASMIN WELCH is director of the 
Learning Center at Southwestern State 
University in Lafayette. 


DAVID GRAHAM '80 is a teacher at 
the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention 
Center in Shreveport, where he spends 
five days a week instructing an ever- 
changing group of teens and preteens in 
the fundamentals of scholarly pursuits. 

ERIC R REINERT '80 is an internal 
auditor for Air Products and Chemicals, 
Inc. in Trexlertown, Pa. 

IODY ELDRED '81 was nominated 
for Outstanding Achievement in 
Televison Directing by the Directors 
Guild of America. His nomination was 
for "The China Experience: Beyond the 
Wall," which featured the Centenary 
College Choir. 

had a baby girl, Lorraine Holly, 
December 31. Brent is the director of 
Shreveport's Commercial College, and 
lanet is an instructor there. 

husband Donnie were married April 26 
in Leesville. Louan is working with 
Equitable Life Insurance in Shreveport. 

SARA DOSS '81 is living in New 
Orleans and working for the United Way. 

HAL SUTTON '81 scored a record- 
breaking, four-stroke victory in the 
Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. 
His score of 271 total was nine shots 
better than the old tournament record 
held by Jack Nicklaus, Andy Bean and 
David Graham. 

SHEB ADKISSON '82 has moved 
from Washington DC, back home to 
Little Rock. She is getting married to 
Scott Trotter, a law student in Little 

GARY BUTLER 82 received his 
masters in geography at the University 
of Chicago in 1985. He is currently 
pursuing his PhD in philosophy at LSU- 

announced the birth of Brittany Ellen, 
born November 2, 1985. They are still 
living in Tyler, where Stith is active in 
the oil business and Nancy is doing 
free-lance calligraphy and commercial 
art. Daughter Sa Hie is 3 years old. 

happy to be back in Shreveport. Scott is 
in the management training program at 
Louisiana Bank & Trust, and Sara is a real 
estate agent with ERA Market Place realty. 

BRIAN INGALLS '82 and Jill Sattler 
were married June 29, 1985. They met 
while Brian was at med school in 


To Parents of Centenary Graduates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
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send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
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1/ you receive more than one copy of this magazine, please share with a friend. 

Carbondale, 111. fill has her masters in 
college student personnel. Brian has 
one year left before he begins his 

Congratulations to DANA 
MATHEWSON '82 who received his 
masters in divinity from Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort 
Worth on May 9, 1986. 

STEVE WREN '82 is coaching in 
Crowley, Texas, just south of Ft. Worth. 
He coaches football and golf and 
teaches P.E. 

CATHY AMSLER, Class Agent for '83, 
has tons of news to share . . . 

transferred to S.M.U., received his 
B.S.M.E. cum laude from there in May 
1985 and is currently employed by LTV 
AEROSPACE as an associate engineer in 
structures technologies in the Aero 
products Division (Whew! What a title!). 
Before beginning employment with LTV, 
in July of '85, he spent a five-week 
vacation in Europe with four friends, one 
of whom was Centenary alum KYLE 
LABOR another class of 83er. 

THOMAS BUDDE x83 is great about 
keeping in touch across miles and sends 
the neatest Christmas cards, too! He 
reports from Germany that he has 
finished up his exams for his diploma 
and that he's doing well and staying 

has opened an aerobics center in 
Shreveport called the Body Express. It is 
a one-of-a-kind in this area. She had a 
little help with her opening from fellow 
gymnasts KATHY IOHNSON x81 and 
JILL BROWN '84. fill is teaching an early 
morning class for her. 

working at the Bank of Lafayette and 
living in Youngsville, La., with husband 
foe who is the assistant pro at Les Vieux 
Chenes golf course. 

SHARON FERGUSON '83 reports 
from Midland, Texas, that she is a 
geologist with Ferguson Petroleum 

JENNIFER FORSHEE '83 is living in 
Houston and working at Cypress 
Academy of Gymnastics as team coach. 

Yall give her a call! 

D KATHY FRASER '83 is currently 
teaching at Pierre Avenue Elementary in 
Shreveport, and will be teaching a 
Caddo Parish pilot program called 
"Bridging 1" next year. 

MIKE GARNER '83 is married to 
Deborah Clara Fiegel Garner and is 
about to complete his masters of 
science in geology at Stephen F. Austin, 
if he hasn't already. He works for Harvey 
Broyles Oil & Gas as a geologist. 

CINDY GARRETT '83 has moved back 
to New Orleans and is working there 
and attending classes at UNO 

BOB HOLMBERG '83 writes from 
Bossier City that he is living there and 
working in Shreveport for IB! Leasing, 
Inc. as business and operations 
manager. He is starting his second year 
with them and also informed me of the 
last known whereabouts of STEVE 
KOLSTAD '83. Thanks for the info, Bob! 

DAVID LANGSTON '83 was married 
to Cindy Robin Fitts Langston on lune 8, 
1985 and is living in Shreveport and 
working as deputy clerk of court in the 
Caddo Parish Clerk of Court records 
office and also part time at fordan & 
Booth. Cindy is attending Centenary and 
will graduate in May '87 with a degree in 
accounting, after which David hopes to 
further his education. 

was married to Shawn Livesay ('85) in 
her hometown of West Point, 
Mississippi, on May 3. Others from the 
class of '83 on hand to help with the 
festivities were JOHN O MOORE, MISSY 

now living and working back in 
Shreveport with husband Lenny. 

IOYCE MAURER '83 is in 
Nacogdoches, Texas, working on her 
masters degree in physical education 
and is employed by The Court Club 
raquetball and fitness club as a fitness 

LARRY McCAMMON '83 reported 
that he was in Evergreen, Colo, doing 
work with Young Life there and really 

enjoying himself. 

IOHN O MOORE '83, upon 
completion of his masters of science in 
motor learning from the University of 
Tennessee, is living in Vicksburg, 
Mississippi, and working at All Saints' 
Episcopal School. Good Luck! 

'83 writes of her marriage to fohn 
Rakestraw and her ministry internship 
from Perkins School of Theology (SMU) 
at All Souls Unitarian Universalist 
Church in Shreveport. 

over Christmas that he was glad to be 
home for a break from slaving away at 
graduate school. He should be finished 
soon, so best of luck! 

DAN TRAHAN '83 is living and 
working in Shreveport and is happy to 
report that his wife, Tammy Farrar 
Trahan, is doing great after the birth 
September 18, 1985, of their daughter 
Mary fessica. Congratulations! 

An August wedding is planned for 
1984 grad DAVID NELSON and LYNDA 
D. DAVIS who also attended Centenary. 
They will be married in Brown Chapel. 

PAT DOWNS '85 is currently at 
Louisiana Tech working on a second 
degree in geology. 

JOHN KOLWE '85 is presently 
working in Shreveport for Peat Marwick 
& Mitchell accounting firm. 

'85 married Scott Thompson in May. 
Scott is an electrical engineer for Philips 
Medical Systems. They were married in 
Baton Rouge. 

RON V1SKOZKI '85 is working in the 
media department for Carter Advertising 
in Shreveport. 

LEIGH WEEKS '85 writes, "I'm living 
in Austin and thoroughly enjoying the 
night life! My roommate is MARGARET 

RON WHITLER '85 is youth director 
at First Methodist Church in Shreveport 

JOHN Y1ANITSAS '85 is working for 
Ticor Title Insurance in Dallas and has 
recently become engaged to MELISSA 
SLAUGHTER '86. The wedding will 
probably take place in May '87. 

Winter 1986 




Events Detailed 
In This Special 
Alumni Issue 

Sydney R Turner 
Endows Art Center 

Geology Adds 
Masters Degree 

Centenary Plans 
For the Future 


Harvey Broyles '36 
Chairs Annual Fund 

On the cover 

Bill Graham '42 puts the finishing touches on a watercolor of his granddaughter ini 
his Little Rock, Ark., home studio. Bill, who recently retired as a political cartoonist fror 
The Arkansas Gazette ("the oldest newspaper west of the Mississippi"), is the creator of 
the homecoming artwork featured on the cover of this magazine. While at Centenary 
("the oldest college west of the Mississippi"), Bill was editor-in-chief of The Yoncopin an« 
served as his Senior Class President. After serving in the Army and briefly for the 
Coshocton Tribune, Bill began his career at the Gazette where he worked for over 30 
years. Now, says Bill, "I'm thoroughly enjoying trying my hand in watercolor again after 
37 years or more of doing drawing in only black and white." He and his wife have two 
sons and three grandchildren. "I owe much to a lot of folks that were at Centenary in 
my day for a good background in my chosen field of work," writes Bill. "Don Brown anc 
his art classes, of course, although I majored and minored in two other subjects, 
economics and history, and I had two of the best for that, Doc Morehead and Bryant 

Have It Your Way 

Kudos to Burger King, Inc., for its generous sponsorship of our 1987 Homecoming 
weekend. A special pat-on-the back goes to Don Kimmell, who worked out all the 
details with the national office. Centenary is really a Burger King kind of college ... 

Centenary College recognizes all former students— graduates and non-graduates— as alumni 

The Centenary College Magazine, Centenary 
(USPSO 15560), lanuary, 1987, Volume 14, 
No. 3 is published four times annually in 
July, October, January, and April by the 
Office of Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary 
Boulevard Shreveport Louisiana 71 104-33%. 
Second Class postage paid at Shreveport, 
La POSTMASTER: Send address changes 
to Centenary, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, 
La 71134-1188 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of j 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy " 

Special Contributors Jeannie Clemer 

Production Creative Type, Ir 

Rushing Printing, It 

Alumni Director Anita C Martin 

Photography Janie Flourn 


3000 Centenary Boulevard present 
and future. 

i^lfeMilisilll '■-.' i 1 • . -■' * 

Sydney R Turner 

Alumnus Gives Centenary $480,000 for Art Center 

A chance remark at a Los Angeles 
Dreakfast table has resulted in the 
Sydney R Turner Art Center at Centenary 

The remark was made by Algie 
Brown, a 1934 Centenary College 
graduate, to his wife's brother, Sydney R. 
Turner, a Centenary alumnus, successful 
stock broker with Dean Witter & Co, and 
patron of the arts. 

Brown and his wife, Hazel, were in 
Los Angeles visiting their son and 
Turner. "Sydney had just told us about a 
donation he had made to the big Los 
Angeles art museum," Brown said. "And 

I just said 'If you want to give something 
lasting, give something to Centenary ' In 
the spring, he came to see us, so I 
introduced him to Dr. Webb. And last 
Friday we got the check." 

Some $300,000 of the $480,577 .78 
gift will be used to renovate the structure 
at 3000 Centenary Boulevard, formerly 
the Craft Alliance and before that the 
residence of Centenary College 
presidents. The remainder of Turner's 
gift will be placed in an endowment 
fund whose income will be used to 
maintain the center. 

Centenary College President Donald 

Center Brings Department Together 

For over half a century, the 
Centenary College Art Department 
has had to fit into available space, 
usually with some difficulty. Present 
facilities are good, but dispersed 
around the campus. The Turner Art 
Center will bring together, for the first 
time, all of the diverse activities of the 
department in a building designed 
specifically to meet its needs. 

Art students learn from each other 
almost as much as they learn from 
their instructors, and the new art 
center will make it easy for students 
of drawing painting, printmaking, 

sculpture, pottery, photography, and 
crafts to see each other's works. In 
addition, the Center will house an art 
gallery and other exhibition areas, as 
well as a small auditorium, a slide 
and art library, and a lounge where art 
periodicals will be available. 

When completed, the Sydney R. 
Turner Art Center will provide a focal 
point for the visual arts which will 
serve the college and the community 
for many years to come. 

— Willard Cooper 
Chairman, Department of Art 

Webb had this to say "It never ceases 
to delight— and amaze! — both campus 
people and Centenary guests how rich 
the College is in art: from the Meadows 
Museum, to the valuable collections all 
over the campus. And now Mr. Turner 
has given us a most significant 'jewel in 
the crown.' The Turner Art Center will be 
the focus and facilitator of excellent art 
teaching in perpetuity. We all appreciate 
it deeply." 

lesse Morgan of Morgan, O'Neal, Hill 
& Sutton has designed the renovation 
to include new classrooms, studios, a 
darkroom, and print lab for silkscreening 
and other printing needs. Faculty offices 
and gallery space will also be created in 
the building. A 2000-square foot wing 
will be added to house a large multi- 
purpose/drawing studio and a classroom 
with theatre seating for art history 
classes. A special slide library will also 
be part of the new wing. A gallery- 
walkway will connect the new wing to 
the present building. 

Morgan expects the construction 
work to begin around the first of the 
year. It is expected that classes will be 
taught in the new faculity in the fall of 

Willard Cooper is professor and 
chairman of the Department of Art at 
Centenary, and Bruce Allen is assistant 
professor of art 

(Please see page 7 for a profile of 
Mr. Turner.) 


Faculty Approves New Major 

The Centenary College faculty has 
approved the addition of an applied 
science degree program which will go 
into effect immediately. 

The degree program is designed to 
allow students to pursue their studies at 
Centenary College for three years and 
then attend an accredited hospital, or 
medical school, or university for a 
fourth, and if necessary, fifth year of 
intensive study in a chosen allied health 
science field. After successful 
completion of the professional program, 
the B.S. degree in applied science would 
be awarded by Centenary College. 

"We want to be responsive to the 
needs of our students," said Dr. Beth 
Leuck, academic advisor for the new 
major. "Our biology department has 
been set up more for students who plan 
to attend med school, dental school, or 
graduate school. This new major 
addresses those students who wish to 
enter the allied health fields such as 
medical technology, physical therapy, 
nuclear medicine, pharmacy, and a new 
area, physician's assistant. It is projected 

Wanted: Books 

The Centenary Muses want your old 

Those hard-working gals will be 
collecting previously read hardbacks and 
paperbacks for the biggest Bargain Book 
Bazaar ever. The sale will be held Sept. 
25-26 in Shreveport's Mall St. Vincent, 
and the proceeds will benefit Centenary 

Marilee Davis Harter '43 and Carolyn 
Clay Flournoy '45 are cochairmen of the 
event. Lorraine Yearwood LeSage '49 is 
chairman of The Muses, a group of 
creative ladies who work to make the 
campus a better place. (Already they 
have provided sun decks for two 
dormitories and a renovated lobby for 
lackson Hall.) 

If you have books to donate, please 
contact Chris Webb, Muses facilitator, at 
318/869-51 12, Marilee or Carolyn. 

that demand will exceed the supply in 
all these fields, so they will all be good 
careers," she said. 

Core courses for all applied science 
majors include courses in biology, 
chemistry, physics, mathematics and 
computer science. Students must also 
complete all college core requirements 
in order to earn the B.S. degree. Because 
different allied health science fields have 
different requirements, several tracks of 
study have been designed to accomodate 
the most popular professional programs. 
The tracks of study are medical 
technology; nursing; nuclear medicine; 
pharmacy; physical therapy; occupational 
therapy, and physicians's assistant. 

Because of the intensive rate of 
study on a three-year program, a 
student might wish to remain at 
Centenary for a fourth year. He or she 
may design an additional year of 
courses in consultation with Dr. Leuck. 

For more information on the 
program, please contact Dr. Leuck in the 
Department of Biology or Caroline 
Kelsey, director of admissions. 



Feb. 20-22, 1987 

Alumni Scholars are carefully selected on the 
basis of grade point average, test scores, extra- 
curricular activities, and future potential. Among 
the hard-working recipients of this prestigious 
scholarship are (front row) janna Knight and 
Richard Spainhour, freshmen-, (middle row) Lori 
Sewers, junior, and Rodney Armand, sophomore, 
and (top row) Kristi Hillsenior. Not pictured are 
Maggi Madden, sophomore; Adam Myers, 
junior, and Phillip Sanov, senior. 

Enrollment Increases 

The final enrollment figures are in ; 
Centenary College, and the news is 

The total undergraduate enrollmen 
is 826, a 6 percent increase over last 
year's figure of 776. Together with 
graduate students in business, 
education, and geology, the total 
enrollment at Centenary is 1,037, 
compared to last year's 978 students. 

Not only are there more students, 
but they are also smart. The average 
ACT score of the 1986 freshman class c 
Centenary is slightly over 22 points. Thf 
state average is 16, and the national 
average is 1 9. 1 . 

One of the main reasons cited for 
the increase in both undergraduate an> 
graduate students is the fact that 
Centenary was named one of the best 
colleges in the nation by U.S. News and 
WorW Report and one of the best buys 1 
education by Edward Fiske, education 
editor of The New York Times. 

Alumni Choir 
To Tour 

Centenary College Choir Alumni wj 
make their second concert tour of 
Europe this summer. 

But ALL alumni are invited to go- 
even if you don't sing. 

Drs. Will Andress and Cheesy Vorai 
will co-direct the choir tour which will 
depart Shreveport Monday, July 13, and 
return Monday, July 27. 

The group will spend the first three 
days in London, then take the 
Hovercraft across the English Channel 
to France for three nights in Paris. Fror 
there, the group will take a Mercedes 
motor coach to Interlaken, Salzburg, 
Marburg and Frankfurt. In addition to | 
tourist activities and sightseeing, the j 
group will have special social times wa 
hosts in each country. 

The cost of the trip including all ai'j 
fare, Hovercraft, ground transportation J 
hotels, baggage handling, French visa,! 
all breakfasts, and sightseeing is $l,68j 
per person. 

Anyone interested in going on the*] 
tour should contact Will Andress at 
Centenary or call 318/424-4373 right 
away. Eighty-six people went on the tc 
three years ago, and to date (Decembe 
over 50 have signed up for this one. 


Geographic Distribution of Alumni 

Centenary alumni live all over the United States and in many foreign countries. We are almost 9,000 
strong, and some 2 1 percent of us are married to each other 

First Ministerial Fellows Selected 

Teenage suicide, the styles of 
oreaching, helping children cope with 
grief, and church programming for the 
newly unemployed are the topics which 
Centenary College's first Ministerial 
allows will study. 

The Fellows and their topics of study 
vere announced recently by Centenary 
Zollege President Donald A Webb: Rev. 
\ Wayne Evans of Davidson Memorial 
JMC in Lydia, children; Rev. Richard 
Rick) C Hebert of First UMC LaPlace, 

Tuition Plan 

In its effort to help families meet 
the cost of a college education, 
Centenary College is pleased to offer 
the Guaranteed Tuition Plan. For 
many families, this is a way to assure 
the same tuition for all four years at 

By paying a non-refundable 
premium — $700 in the freshman year 
and $300 in the sophomore year- 
tuition costs are frozen at the 
freshman-year level. Based on tuition 
increases in the past, this plan could 
save a student almost $2,000 during 
his or her four years at Centenary. 

Provisions have been made for 
transfer students and for those 
students who wish to enroll in the 
Guaranteed Tuition Plan after their 
freshman year. 

For more information, please 
contact Caroline Kelsey in the Office 
of Admissions, 3 1 8/869-5 131. 

preaching; Rev. Steven W. Caraway of 
Church of the Covenant in Lafayette, 
unemployment, and Rev. Larry D 
Norman of First UMC in Alexandria, 

Originated by Dr. Webb just last 
summer, the Ministerial Fellows Program of 
Centenary College will enable four 
United Methodist ministers to come to 
Centenary College for intensive study 
with access to faculty expertise Magale 
Library, and other resources on campus 
and in Shreveport-Bossier. Fellows are 
guests of the College for their week-long 
stay. Selected by a committee 
comprised of members of The Cabinet, 
the Fellows will each come at a time 
which is convenient for them and for the 

For more information on the 
Ministerial Program and/or an 
application, please contact Mark 
Simmons, Director of Church Relations 
at Centenary College P.O. Box 41 188, 
Shreveport La 71 134-1 188, 318/869-5108. 

New Faculty 

Seven professors have been added 
to the faculty at Centenary College. 

They are Barbara |. Davis, CPA 
accounting, from Youngblood and Dean; 
Dr. David |. Hoaas, economics, from 
Duke University; Nnennaya Uko, French, 
from the University of Illinois; David E. 
Kemp, theatre/ speech, from 
Southeastern Louisiana University; Dr. 
lohn M. Peek, political science, from 
Lehigh University, Dr. R.A Grunes, 
political science, from Rhodes College 
and Miss Lynn Byrd, English, from 
Baylor University. 


Centenary is a college with a long 
and distinguished history. It is a 
history we can be proud of, but that 
same history requres that we look to 
our future with as much enthusiasm 
and creativity as we look to our past 
with pride and satisfaction. 

The Institutional Planning 
Committee, an ad hoc committee of 
faculty and administrators, has been 
established by the President to draw 
up a strategic, college-wide mission, 
goals, and objectives for the next five 
years. With input from the faculty, the 
committee will draw up goals and 
objectives in the areas of enrollment, 
academics, student life, finance, 
physical plant, and institutional 
advancement. These will, in turn, 
provide a general guide to academic 
departments and administrative 
offices as they engage in the 
operational planning of activities that 
help the college live out its plan as 
an education institution. There will 
also be an institutional concern for 
evaluation of our progress. 

Dr. John Bookout (X50), President 
of Shell Oil, USA was recently quoted 
by Forbes magazine as saying that 
"with a good strategic plan, adversity 
doesn't lead to panic, and prosperity 
doesn't lead to unwise commitments 
that cannot be sustained." It is just 
this kind of realism that we want to 
couple with our highest aspirations 
and sense of mission. Together they 
can be a powerful force in shaping an 
excellent future for Centenary. 

Planning, of course, is an 
important consideration for any 
college. The process must be 
participatory so that faculty and staff 
feel they have played a role in the 
setting of the college's future agenda. 
This kind of participation can be 
found in both our new planning 
emphasis and the ongoing operation 
of our traditional committee 

Guided by a clear sense of 
mission, Centenary is planning on 
being simply one of the best liberal 
arts colleges in America. Working 
together, faculty, staff, students and 
alumni, we're going to reach those 

— Dr. Darrell Loyless 
Vice President 


Austin Sartin Installed as Woolf Professor 

Dr. Austin Sartin was installed as the 
William C Woolf Professor of Geology at 
Centenary College Thursday, Sept. 18, on 
the occasion of the annual President's 

This opening convocation of the 
college's 162nd academic year also 
featured the traditional march of the 
seniors in cap and gown as well as the 
professors and staff in their colorful 
academic regalia. 

Dr. Sartin, a 1959 Centenary College 
cum laude graduate, earned his M.S. 
degree from the University of Arkansas 
and his Ph.D. from Southern Methodist 
University He taught at Centenary in the 
early '60s, then at the University of 
Southwestern Louisiana and Stephen F 
Austin State University before he returned 
to Centenary last fall as professor and 
chairman of the Department of Geology 

In addition to maintaining the quality 
of the undergraduate program, Dr. Sartin 
has established a masters program in 
geology and has held numerous 
conferences for local professionals. 

The William C Woolf Chair of 
Geology was established with a $400,000 
endowment in 1978 by the trustees of 
the William C Woolf Foundation. The 
chair was established in honor of the 
late Shreveport oilman and civic leader 
who died in 1956 

N.H. Wheless )r. is chairman of the 
board of trustees of the foundation; 
members are Claude G Rives 111 and C 
Lane Sartor. The late Norris C McGowen, 
Emmett R Hook, and N. Hobson 
Wheless were also trustees of the 

The Woolf Chair is the fourth of 

Dr. Austin Sartin '59 has had a busy fall. \n 
September he was installed as the Woo// 
Professor of Geobgy. A month later, he 
established the Masters Degree in Geology, and 
not too long after that, he was elected national 
president of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, honor 
society for geology. 

eight endowed academic chairs to be 
established at Centenary College. The 
first incumbent was Dr. Nolan Shaw, a 
member of the geology faculty since 
1955 Dr. Shaw now holds the rank of 
adjunct professor. 

Centenary's preemenence in the 
field of geology dates back to the early 
days of the college at Jackson, La., when, 
as early as 1837, just 12 years after the 
founding of the college. Dr. William M. 
Carpenter, a scholar-friend of Sir Charles 
Lyell, widely known as the father of 
geology, was named professor of natural 
history. Dr. Carpenter was also a boyhood 
friend of )ohn lames Audubon and 
attended West Point at the same time 
as Edgar Allen Poe 

Dr. Sartin {right) is congratulated by Nolan and }ane '75 Shaw at the President's Convocation. 
Dr. Shaw, the first incumbent of the Woo// Chair, retired in May and now holds the rank of adjunct 
professor of geology. 




It's official. After four years of 
planning and two semesters of 
ascertaining interest in a masters 
program in geology, Centenary 
Professor Austin Sartin '59 has 
established the new graduate 
program at Centenary with an 
overwhelming vote of approval by 
the entire college faculty. 

"I don't know of any other 
program like this in the United 
States," Dr. Sartin said. "It has a 
narrow focus and is directed 
primarily at those people working 
in the petroleum industry in the 
Ark-La- Tex who want to upgrade 
their skills." 

The Master of Science degree 
will require 30 graduate course 
credit hours, six of which will be 
derived from a thesis reporting the 
results of an original laboratory or 
field research problem. Before 
initiating thesis work, the candidate 
must have maintained a grade 
point average of 3.5 out of 4.0 in at 
least 1 2 hours of graduate-level 

The graduate faculty will include j 
Dr. Sartin and Dr. Robert C Frey, 
both of Centenary College; Dr. Ernest 
Ledger and Dr., Carey Crocker, both 
of Stephen F. Austin; Dr. Nolan 
Shaw, former chairman of the 
department and adjunct professor 
of geology at Centenary College, 
and professionals from the 

Two courses will be taught each 
semester, both at night, with a 
maximum of 20 students per class. 

Students seeking admission to 
the program should have a degree 
in geology or closely related field 
from an accredited college or 
university. All new students must 
apply for admission to the geology 
graduate program by contacting 
Kay Lee in the office of continuing 
education at Centenary. For more 
information on any of the classes, 
students should contact Dr. Sartin, 


Sydney Turner 

Sydney Turner's love of art has taken him down 
many a surprise path ... one of the latest ones to 
Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport where he has 
provided for the former Centenary College president's 
home to become the Sydney Turner Art Center. 

Mr. Turner, who attended Centenary in the late 
1930s after graduating from Byrd High School, surprised 
the Centenary family with a check for over $480,000 to 
renovate and endow the facility. 

An avid collector of art and a patron of the Los 
Angeles County Museum in the city he calls home, Mr. 
Turner is recently retired from Dean Witter Reynolds 
Inc. He says he was lucky as a stock broker, a career 
which had fascinated him growing up in Shreveport and 
even while traveling with the Navy in World War II. 

He still likes to travel very much, especially to exotic 
and faraway places like Tibet and Antartica, his most 
recent destinations. 

From Wilshire Boulevard to Centenary Boulevard, 
Mr. Turner has certainly put Centenary College on 
the map. 

]ames Goins 

James Goins '61 has been elected president of the 
Centenary College Alumni Association and will take the 
gavel during Homecoming, Feb. 20-22, 1987. 

A business major, James was a member of the Choir 
during his four years at Centenary and served as its 
(treasurer for two years. He held membership in Kappa 
'Sigma fraternity and was treasurer of the Student 
Senate as well as the Yoncopin staff. 

It's not surprising that James is enjoying a career in 
finance. He is a vice president and branch manager of 
1 First National Bank, a company he has worked with 
(since the year he graduated from Centenary. 

He is an active member of Noel Memorial United 
i Methodist Church, Downtown Shreveport Lions Club 
I (which sponsors the Choir in its annual "Rhapsody In 
:View"), District 8-L Lions International, Shreveport 
i Chamber of Commerce, and numerous professional 

For the Goins family, Centenary is really a tradition. 
! His wife, Jean Netterville, is a 1963 graduate; daughter 
Miriam is a senior; daughter Marcy is a freshman, and 
hopefully, son Mark will be here soon. 


Harvey Broyies '36 to Chair Annual Fund 

Centenary College Trustee and 1936 
graduate Harvey Broyies will serve as chairman 
of the corporate volunteer campaign of the 
1986-87 Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. 

Now in its 27th year, the annual fund has 
grown from a goal of $65,000 to this year's 
goal of $1,050,000. Monies raised are used for 
faculty salaries, teaching equipment and 
materials, institutional scholarships, books, 
maintenance of the physical plant, and much 

One of Centenary's own, Mr. Broyies has 
always had an untiring interest in his alma 
mater. After graduating from Centenary, he 
earned a law degree at LSU in Baton Rouge. 
He has practiced law or been engaged in the 
oil and gas business since 1938 except for a 
three-year service in the U.S. Navy and a six- 
year term as Louisiana Public Service 

In 1980, Mr. Broyies was elected to the 
Centenary College Alumni Association's Hall 

of Fame, the highest honor an alumnus can 

Serving with Mr. Broyies will be Division 
Chairmen: Ray P. Oden Jr., chairman of the 
board and president of Louisiana Bank & 
Trust, Financial Division; Ray Barlow '54, 
partner, Hargrove, Guyton, Ramey & Barlow, 
attorneys, Professional Division; Austin G. 
Robertson, '34, CPA and partner, David Crow 
Interests, Oil & Gas Division, and Gene 
Richardson, president, Richardson's Plumbing 
& Heating, Retail Sales & Services Division. 

These men and their volunteers will 
contact hundreds of local businesses and 
individuals during the week of Feb. 23-27, 
1987 to raise some $100,000. The balance of 
the fund is raised by Class Agents, Phonathon 
volunteers, and Centenary's Development 
Staff including President Donald Webb Vice 
President Darrell Loyless; Director of 
Development Chris Webb, and Director of 
Annual Giving Karen Koelemay Boston, '81 . 

As of Dec. 31, 1986, over 13 
percent of Centenary alumni hav\ 
contributed to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund, making us well o 
our way to our goal of 25 percen. 
There is still time to give-, our fisct 
year ends May 31,1 987. 

Working for the Great Teachers- Scholars Fund, Centenary's annual fund, 
are administrators and volunteers including (front row, left to right) 
Dr. Darrell Loyless, vice president of Centenary; Mr. Harvey Broyies, 
general chairman of the fund; Dr. Donald Webb, president of Centenary; 
Mrs. Karen Koelemay Boston, director of annual giving; and (top row, 


left to right) Mr. Chris Webb, director of development; Mr. Ray P. Oder 
chairman of the Financial Division; Mr. Ray Barlow, chairman of the 
Professional Division; Mr. Austin Robertson, chairman of the Oil & GJ 
Division, and Mr. Gene Richardson, chairman of the Retail Sales & 
Services Division. (Photo by Neil Johnson) 

New Scholarships Mean More and Better Students 

Some 18 new scholarships have 
)een established at Centenary over the 
)ast few months, bringing our grand 
otal of private scholarships— annual 
md endowed— to 196. 

The new scholarships are: 

1 The Luci Bond Performing Arts 
kholarship will be awarded to a 
tudent majoring in the performing arts: 
nusic, theater, or dance. The student 
/ill be selected by Luci Bond and 
tobert Buseick, chairman of the 
'heater/Speech Department. 

2 The Ricky Hayes Memorial 
Indowed Scholarship will be awarded in 
Aay, 1987, to a student graduating from 
)eRidder High School. Trustees for this 
election are LeRoy Ades and Mrs. R.D. 
iayes of DeRidder, who established the 
cholarship, and )oe Simon, director of 
cholarship development at Centenary. 

3. The Donna Lou Valliere Horn 
\emorial Endowed Scholarship was 

lade possible by the Maroon lackets, 
lembers of the Centenary College Class 
f 1967, and members of the Byrd High 
chool Class of 1963. The scholarship 
/ill be awarded to an elementary 
ducation major, beginning in Septem- 
er 1987. 

4 The Gasses of 1 930-35 Endowed 
kholarship will be used to fund one of 
ne prestigious Alumni Scholarships. 

5. The Class of 1937 Golden 
ftiniversary Endowed Scholarship will 
lso be used to fund one of the eight 
Jumni Scholarships. 

6 The Frederick Victor Brook 
Endowed Scholarship, a $ 1 0,000 endowed 
fund, has no restrictions and was 
awarded in September to Becki Brown 

7. The Burroughs Scholarship for 
Business and Computer Science Majors 

was established in June and consists of 
four $500 scholarships awarded last fall. 

8 The Quintin T. Hardtner Jr. 
Memorial Endowed Scholarship was 

awarded to Ginger Alumbaugh and Denise 
Atkinson, both Presidential Scholars. 

9 The Douglas L McCuire 
Scholarship was established this year by 
the membership of Faith United 
Methodist Church in West Monroe, La. 
The award totals $1000 per year and 
goes to a Centenary student preparing 
to enter the ministry. This year's recipient 
is Sue Joiner, a senior from Garland, 

10 The Mr. and Mrs. S.W. Smith 
Memorial Scholarship was established 
recently by Mr. and Mrs. Myles Smith of 
St. Joseph, La. The stipend totals $1000 
per year and is currently being awarded 
to Roger Templeton, a junior from 
Lottie, La. 

1 1 The Walter and Frances Pipes 

Scholarship was established in August 
for Sacred Music student Michael Holt. 

1 2 The Mildred and Sam Sharp 

Choir Scholarship was established for 
members of the Centenary College 
Choir and now totals $35,000 per year 
All 5 1 Choir members are Sharp Scholars. 

13 The Thomas Edward, Ester 

Horton, and Stephen Thomas Victory 
Endowed Scholarship was created from 
several combined accounts and is 
intended for an outstanding student in 

14 The A.P. and Mary C White 
Endowed Scholarship in Music was 

established by Mrs. White in memory of 
her husband. The first awards of this 
$100,000 endowed scholarship will be 
given in the fall of 1987. 

1 5 The Therese Simon Wller 
Memorial Endowed Scholarship has 

been established for minority students. 

1 6 The Rupert and Lillian Radford 

Endowed Scholarship, totaling $210,000, 
will provide Dean's Scholarships (one- 
fourth tuition) beginning in May, 1987 

1 7 The Nancy Claire Fox Endowed 

Scholarship will have its first recipient 
this month, January, 1987. The student is 
a pre-med major who will research the 
Marfan Syndrome. 

1 8 The Virginia Harris Scholarship 

is in the making. 

The entire College community- 
students, faculty, administrators, and 
trustees— are deeply grateful for these 
and all our other scholarships. Some 
65% of Centenary College students 
receive financial awards from scholar- 
ships and other sources. 

If you would like more information 
on the Scholarship Program at Centenary 
College, please contact loe Simon, 
director of scholarship development or Mark 
Simmons, Director of Church Relations. 

The A P. and Mary C White Endowed Scholarship in Music was 
established by Mrs. White in memory of her husband. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sharp provide scholarships for all 5 1 members 
of the Centenary College Choir. 









a Homecoming worth coming home for — We Do It Your 
Way! The ingredients include: Alumni like William K. Graham 
'42 who donated his time and talent in this his 45th Reunion 
year by designing this year's Homecoming "logo," Shreveport 
Burger King who is sponsoring this year's celebration; and 
much, much more! Read on for the rest of the recipe, but 
remember - you are the essential ingredient. 

Friday, February 20, 1987 

6:30 p.m. Alumni Awards Banquet Barksdale AFB 
Officers Club. $12 per person. This annual 
event offers alumni and friends of Centenary 
a time to gather in honor of those individuals 
who have distinguished themselves and are 
worthy of our homage. This year special 
recognition will be given to: Richard L Ray 
'37 - 1987 Hall of Fame recipient; |. Hugh 
Watson and Gen. Kenneth L. Peek, |r - 1987 
Honorary Alumni. RS.V.P. by February 17. 

Saturday, February 21, 1987 

8:00 am. Golf Tournament Querbes Golf Course - 
$20.00 entry fee. You don't have to be a 
"real" golfer to join the fun in this traditional 
best ball scramble for men and women. 
Entry fee covers golf cart, green fee, prizes 
and beverages. Register by February 14, 


Roaring Twenties 

The traditional noon luncheon for the members of the 
1920s classes will be held in the Centenary Room of Bynum 
Commons Cafeteria. Frank Boydston and Bentley Sloane 
promise to continue the tradition for a great reunion! You 
are guests of the College, so please register now. 

Classes of 1 930-36 

For post-50th alumni from the thirties, a very special reunion 
is planned at Armenio's Restaurant, 1601 Spring St. South. 
Beginning with a social hour at 600 p.m. and dining at 700, 
the cost per person will be $17. Send your reservation in 
today. Ralph Pullen, Algie Brown, and Lucile Tindol are 
expecting, you! 

Golden Jubilee 50th Reunion 

The Class of 1937 will gather to celebrate and reminisce at 
the Petroleum Club on the 15th floor of the Mid-South 
Towers at 6:00 p.m. for a social hour and a prime rib dinner 
at 7:00 p.m. luanita Odom will be playing oldies on the 
piano Gigi Harris and WD Boddie have planned an evening 
to remember with Dr. and Mrs. Donald Webb as special 
guests. Cost is $23.50 per person. Send your check and 
registration form today. 

45 th Cluster Reunion 

Calling all members of the 1941, '42, '43 classes to a 
memorable evening at the Shreveport Country Club! Martha 
O'Neal DeLee, Camp Flournoy, and Katherine Moreneaux 
Morrison have been planning for a great time beginning at 
6:30 p.m. with a social hour and a seated dinner at 730. 
Cost per person is $22. Use the registration form provided to 
reserve your spot. 

40th Cluster Reunion 

The Classes of 1946, '47, '48 will reunite for a celebration of 
the 40th reunion and includes a sumptuous cocktail buffet 
at The Shreveport Club, 410 Travis, at 700 p.m. Make your 
plans now to attend this festive affair, planned especially for 
you by Katherine Turner Cheesman, Tiddle Bettis Florsheim 
and Alice Curtis Brown. Cost is $20 per person. 

25th Anniversary Reunion 

The Class of 1962 (Yes! it has been 25 years!) will stroll down 
memory lane with a reunion at Barksdale AFB Daedalion 
Room beginning at 6:00 p.m. Lots of goodies to eat, served 
buffet style, a cash bar, and plenty of reminscing, followed by 
the dance at 9:00 are all on the agenda for only $12 per 
person. ludyThurman Butcher, Edith Elliott Duhon, Margetta 
Stoddard Spears, Sara Hitchcock Lang, Betty Schmitt Lawrence, 
Alan Miller, Jr., and (erry louett are planning this event. 
Register today. 

20th Cluster Reunion 

Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club is the location for a delirious, 
delightful, deluge of 1966, '67, '68 classmates to reunite, 
beginning with a cash bar social at 6:00 p.m. and a buffet 
dinner at 7:00 p.m. After dinner plan to join the other 
reunion groups at the dance at Barksdale AFB. Cost per 
person is $20. Register today by returning the registration 
form and your check. 

The Class of 1977 

We wanted a fancy ten-year reunion for the 77 class, Sweet 
rolls from Southern Kitchen and caviar, but alas; for $7 00, 
you get memories and a ticket to the game. (Being snooty 
was never quite our fame.) Buy your own pizza and beer at 
the King (Pizza King). Black tie is optional for our fling. We'll 
start at 4:30 reliving memories again. And realize once more, 
"What a long, strange trip it's been." Reunion organizers: 
Krista Scheffer, Mike Young 

8:30 am 

9:30 am. 

10:00 am. 

1 1 :00 am. 
11:30 am. 

12:00 noon 
1 :30 p.m. 

4:00 p.m. 

Registration - Meadows Museum 
Alumni Choir Rehearsal 

Select one of two con- 

Alumni College 

current sessions 

"Personal Financial Planning for 1987" 
Co-taught by Gary Prechter 78 and Jim 
McClelland '81. Gary is well-versed in 
financial planning services and products, and 
Jim. a CPA will shed some light on the 1986 
Tax Act. Mickle Hall, Room 114 

"Music School Showcase" - a recital for your 
pleasure by students in our outstanding 
School of Music. Hurley Auditorium 

Doo Dah Parade - Woodlawn Avenue 

Alumni-Faculty Cookout - Moore Student 
Union Building - Featuring the Alumni 
Choir, directed by Cheesy Voran 

Roaring Twenties Luncheon - Centenary 

Gents vs. Georgia Southern Eagles - Gold 
Dome. Presenting our first Athletic Hall of 
Fame Award recipients 'Reduced price 
tickets for alumni - $4 reserved bleachers. 
See registration form 

Greek Open Houses 

ROTC Open House 

Reunions - See back for details 

9:00 p.m. Dance with "The lnsatiables" - Barksdale 

to AFB Officers Club 

1 :00 am. Dance to the old and the new with old friends 
and new. Cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres. 

Sunday, February 22, 1987 

9:30 am Worship Service - Brown Chapel - Dr. Donald 

to A Webb preaching and Centenary College 

10:15 am. Choir singing. 


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Future Alumni Busy on Campus 

Bill Ball 

Lisa Pariseau 

Lisa Pariseau 
knows she's at the 
right college 

A junior from 
"all over," she's 
known since the 
second grade that 
she wanted to work in the church. 
Couple that with her love of music and 
theatre and Centenary College really 
makes the grade 

"When 1 was in high school in Slidell, 
I heard the Choir sing," Lisa said. "I can 
remember every song they sang that 
day. Now I'm in the Choir myself, and I 
love it!" 

Lisa played her first major role in a 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse production 
this fall when she performed in 
"Brighton Beach Memoirs." She is also 
SGA secretary and secretary to the 
media. And that's in addition to her 
Church Careers internship at Noel United 
Methodist Church as director of the pre- 
school choir. 

"Theatre and music are being 
incorporated in church worship more 
and more each day," Lisa said. "And I 
want to be part of that." 

"I like doing 
things where I can 
see the results," says 
senior business and 
Christian education 
major Bill Ball. 

His action 

packed years at Centenary have included 
three terms with the Student Government 
Association including President his 
junior year; Senior Class President; 
varsity cheerleader; KSCL DJ; Chairman 
of the Homecoming Committee; and 
membership in ODK, Who's Who, and 
numerous student life committees. 

"1 like the smallness of Centenary ... 
the openness, the room to grow," said 
the tall Dallas native. "And 1 like working 
with a variety of people. All my activities 
are a good way to mix with all different 
groups on campus." 

A bigger and better Homecoming is 
the result of Bill's work with former 
Alumni Relations Director Nancy Gerding 
and the current director, Anita Martin. 

In his spare time, Bill is busy with 
church work on the local and national 
levels, particularly in the area of youth 
ministries. It is in that area that Bill plans 
to work after gradution with a possibility 
of attending seminary at a later date. 

Sue ]oiner 

"Once I visited 
Centenary, I knew I 
wanted to come 
here," said Sue 
Joiner, now a senior 
Christian education 
major from Garland, 

One of the things that impressed 
Sue the most was the faculty. "They are 
interested in you ... and interested in the 
rest of your life. And you don't have 
graduate students teaching the classes. . 

"Centenary is also a college where 
you really invest yourself," said the pretty 
brunette. "I think that is the important 
part. In the Church Careers Program, we 
have explored theological issues, 
personal issues, relationships ... 1 have 
learned what I have to offer the ministry." 

Sue plans to go to Candler School c 
Theology at Emory and become an 
ordained minister. Until then, she will 
stay busy as president of Chi Omega 
and a member of Maroon Jackets, ODK, 
Alpha Chi, and the Homecoming Court. 

Dear Former Students 

During my first few weeks at 
Centenary, 1 was privileged to attend the 
Alumni Board Retreat and meet some of 
you. I was impressed with the genuine 
concern that your alumni leadership 
shows for the growth and prosperity of 
Centenary College. I am also pleased to 
know some of the experiences that 
those present shared with me regarding 
their student days at Centenary. Their 
experiences characterize the true 
strengths of Centenary: a caring yet 
demanding college that has produced 
leaders in all fields of human 

Part of my reason for attending the 
retreat was to present the Admissions 
Office master plan and share my ideas 
of how alumni could play an important 
role in that plan. The most pressing 


need at this time is to increase the 
number of qualified prospective students. 
"Qualified" means students who are 
truly interested in a small liberal arts 
college that is selective academically. 
These students can be discovered by 
asking your business associates, friends, 
club members, etc. about the young 
people they know and their plans for the 
future. If they say that Mary or John are 
considering college and are particularly 
interested in a small college, then they 
could be prospects for Centenary. Your 
next step is just as important. The 
Admissions Office needs the following 
information: name, full address, phone 
number, year of high school graduation, 
and major academic interests. 

David Henington, Chairman of the 
Admissions Committee of the AJumni 

Board, will be working with me to create 
a national AJumni Admissions Group. 
This group will help in the important 
task of identifying, contacting, cultivating 
and ultimately seeing off from their 
hometown the future alumni of 
Centenary College. This is an exciting, 
rewarding activity to help young people 
find a wonderful school like Centenary 
to help shape their lives. 

If this sounds like the kind of group 
you would like to be part of, just give 
the Admissions Office a call at 
318-869-5131, and we will add you to 
our list! We look forward to hearing 
from many of you. 

•Caroline Kelsey 
Director of Admission' 



The following alumns were present 
at the Roaring '20s Luncheon at 
Homecoming CLASSIC 1986: SUE 
B1LLE1TER '24 and daughter LaTRELLE 
ELLINGTON x25 and daughter JERRY 
WHITE '24, and 10 and STONE PALMER 
'29. *LaTrelle B. Smith '51 was part of 
Homecoming activities, and her mother 
was Centenary's first Homecoming 
Queen. * Bill Bozeman's granddaughter 
is now a freshman at Centenary. 


after graduation, married, raised a family 
of three children and five grandchildren. 
Catherine has been busy working with 
the Girl Scouts and Holiday-In-Dixie. 
She stays active in church work, boating 
and skiiing and has traveled extensively. 

recuperating after a siege of illness and 
[operations in Schumpert Hospital. He 
! recently spent two weeks in Toronto, 
j Canada at a regimental reunion of the 
:48th Highlanders, his old unit in WWII. 
He enjoys keeping up with classmates 
and hopes for the success of Centenary 

writes that after college she taught 
school and has retired. She has six 
children and six grandchildren. Her 
oldest son is the Regional Director of 
EEDC of New England. Another son is 
Vice President, Chase Manhattan Bank. 
She spends time spoiling grandchildren 
and is interested in antiques. 

they have moved to Cypress, a suburb of 

Houston. He retired in 1978 after 
teaching accounting in a junior college 
in Stockton, Calif. He enjoys news about 
former classmates in the Centenary 

DAVIS '52 have just returned from a 


recently retired as supervisor of 
attendance for 20 years for Caddo 
Schools— for a total of 34 years of 
service. Grace is now delivering Meals 
on Wheels, coaching at an elementary 
school and doing other volunteer work. 

was one of the 19 Louisiana female 
legislators to be honored at Louisiana 
Tech in October in a special ceremony 
marking the 50th anniversiary of the first 
woman's election to the Louisiana 

GEORGE DEMENT '49 has been 
named general manager of Toro Hills 
Inn and Country Club across from 
Hodges Gardens near Many, La. 

early retirement from Kitt Peak National 
Observatory in the fall of 1986 and 
accepted a position as Consultant for 
the Association of Universities for 
Research in Astronomy, Inc. (AURA Inc.) 
in Washington, DC Dr. Lynds received 
the Chief Manuelito Appreciation Award 
in 1986 presented to her by the Navajo 
Nation in recognition of her meritorious 
contribution to Navajo education. She is 
also now a Sequoyah Fellow of the 
American Indian Science and Engineering 


YANCY E. STOCKWELL '51 writes 
that she is a psychotherapist in private 
practice; her husband, FRANK '50, is 
with the Arapahoe Regional Library 
District; their oldest son, Casey, is a 
graduate of Denver University and is 
currently working in New Orleans; their 
second son, Edward, is a student at 
Colorado University in Boulder, studying 
eletrical engineering; and their youngest 
son, )esse, is studying media and 
televison at the Unviersity of Northern 
Colorado in Greely. 

dropped us a line ... he has been with 
SWEPCO for 35 years. He and wife 
Eleanor moved to Mt. Pleasant, Texas 
this year and hope to come to this 
year's Homecoming, Feb. 20-22 

In Memoriam 

David F. Allen x38 

October 10, 1986 

Hilda D. Barnes x33 

Ju!u4, 1986 

Mary Heathcock Beard '80 

April 30, 1986 

Mattie C Hunt Blakemore x35 

\une 14, 1986 

lohn Glynn "Teddie" Bonvillian '52 

September!, 1986 

Florence Melton Chadwick '27 

September!, 1986 

Abner Wesley Cook, Jr. '50 

June 7, 1986 

Paul E. Cope x43 

August 6, 1986 

J. Lee Daniel x58 

June 29, 1986 

Merwyn Jack Dietrick '47 

)une 28, 1986 

Joseph Albert Dinkins '49 

May 3, 1986 

Jacqueline T Greer '55 

Julu22, 1986 

Gerald L Hanna '65 

January, 1986 

Bessie Marks Harrington x22 

August 31, 1986 

Mary Ruth Hoye '39 

June 5, 1986 

Clair Cavett Johnson '51 

September 30, 1986 

James Dale (ones '56 

July 6, 1986 

Miles H. Lieber'50 

}une 19, 1986 

Carol McConnell Love '73 

December 1, 1986 

Helouise Guynes Martin '33 

lulu 27, 1986 

Sybil McDade '27 

August 19, 1986 

Hazel Robinson Merrill x29 

October!, 1986 

Robert Hood Nelson, )r. '35 

November 15, 1986 

Dr. Garland G Smith '21 

August, 1986 

Caroline Amanda Fullilove Speairs '45 

September 5, 1986 

Mildred Wilkerson Staley x32 

October 18, 1986 

PW. Woodruff, Jr. x48 

September 30, 1986 

Dr. Ross Hoss Worley x27 

Septembers 1986 


castle tour of England and Wales. 

Lost but found ... I ROBERT 
MADDEN 53 is an associate professor 
of art at Lamar University. He was 
awarded the Julie and Ben Rogers 
Community Service Award at the August 
commencement at Lamar 

from El Dorado, Ark., where he is vice 
president of Con Agra (Country Pride 
Chicken). He and his wife, Jeanne, have a 
married daughter with two children, and 
a son who is a musician. 

CHARLES GLEASON '53 is manager 
of the Lake Charles branch of Republic 
Supply Company. He says "things are 
not doing so well in the oil patch right 
now," but hopes it will get better. He 
'54 and LTC REV1AN "SONNY' 
HENDRICKS '55 form time to time. 

After 22 years in the north country 
(East Moline, III.) HAZEL PR1NGLE 
REED '53 and her husband Jim are 
planning to move south to Lake DeGray, 
near Hot Springs, Ark., in a year when 
lim retires as a vice president of 
Bitriminour Jnsuarance Companies. They 
have three children and two grandchildren 
with two more on the way. Hazel hopes 
they come to Centenary's Homecomings 
after they move closer. 

moved this year to serve as senior 
minister at Grace United Methodist 
Church in Baytown, Texas. Prior to this 
move, Dewey served for 20 years as 
minister of Spring Wood Methodist 
Church in north Houston. Dewey and 
wife Beth have a married daughter and a 
six-month-old grandson living in the area 

wears two hats— she is chief of 
anesthesiology at the VA Medical 
Center in Little Rock and associate 
professor of anesthesiology at the 
University of Arkansas Medical School. 

Class Agent LORALEE WOODS is a 
homemaker. Her husband, Seborn, is an 
internist-cardiologist, and they have two 
daughters, Cathy, 23, and Elizabeth, 19. 
Cathy is a surgical nurse, and Elizabeth 
will be a junior at Texas Christian 
University in Forth Worth. 

C. STUART EASON '56 lives in 
Benton, Ark., and is a physicist with the 
V A Medical Center, Nuclear Medicine 
Service in Little Rock. He is also an 
instructor in nuclear medicine at the 
University of Arkansas Medical School. 

been chosen the new chief executive 
office of public television station WYES 
in New Orleans. He previously was the 
director of the Historic New Orleans 

PENNY CLAUDIS and husband John 



As I reflected on what to share 
with you in this issue of the magazine, 
a memory from long ago surfaced, a 
memory of a sermon topic that 
stirred something within me then 
and is worth remembering now. 
Although I do not recall the exact 
title or details of the sermon, the 
essence was, "Which word describes 
you best - sentimental or sensitive?" 
The American Heritage Dictionary defines 
sentimental as "affectedly or extrava- 
gantly emotional," and sensitive as 
"responding to external conditions or 
stimulation." As Centenary alumni, 
which definition is more accurate? 

With Homecoming just around 
the corner, each of us is invited to 
take a "sentimental journey," back to 
the campus, especially those who 
will be celebrating a class reunion. 
There is something about returning 
to alma mater that seems to revive 
dormant memories which can be 
quite emotionally charged as well as 
enjoyable. Sometimes this experience 
of homecoming results in a renewed 
involvement, a move beyond the 
sentimental to the action word, 
sensitive. It seems to me that is the 
goal for which we as alumni should 
strive. Without our own activity on 
Centenary's behalf, someday there 
would be nothing for us to "come 
home" to. 

Statistics show that most college 
and university alumni share the 
misconception that tuition covers the 
actual cost of higher education. 
Whether public or private, institutions 
of higher education could not survive 
without the financial support of 
alumni, friends, corporations, and 
foundations which help to offset the 

expenses not covered by tuition 
revenues. Centenary is no exception. 
The external conditions now affecting 
Centenary are more serious than in 
many years. Thus, Centenary needs 
each of us now, more than ever, to 
be more than sentimental about her. 
As sensitive alumni we remember 
with fondness not only the way we 
were, but we also recognize and give 
thanks that we are who we are today, 
in part, because of the educational 
experiences made available to us at 
Centenary. As sensitive alumni we 
respond to her by giving to the 
annual fund each year, thereby raising 
the percentage of alumni support 
necessary for favorable recognition 
from foundations who give grants 
based on the percentage of alumni 
giving. As sensitive alumni we actively 
seek ways to share our pride in 
Centenary with others. 

Although this column is entitled 
Centements and my reflections may 
often be sentimental, the purpose I 
strive to achieve is to spark more 
than a momentary feeling of emotion 
in myself and in my fellow alumni. 
What Centenary needs is sensitive 
alumni. How will we respond? 

-Anita C. Martin '80 
Alumni Director 

have two daughters, Paula, 26, and 
Laura, 2 1 'A and are proud grandparents 
of Jennifer Lee, nine months. Since 
leaving Centenary, Penny managed to 
earn two additional degrees from LSU, 
volunteered in church and community 
activities, and, since 1978 has been on 
staff with the Caddo Parish School 
Board's Central Staff. 

Chaplain PAUL G DURBIN '58 has 
been appointed special assistant to the 
chief of chaplains, Army National Guard 
with rank of brigadier general. 


The presidents Boggs: DR. PETER 

BOGGS '60 was installed as president < 
The American College of Allergist, and 
his brother, DR WHITNEY BOGGS x48l 
assumed duties as president of the 
American Society of Colon and Rectal | 

CHARLES BOONE '60, director, an/ 
Boone Funeral Home, Inc. of Bossier 
City have been elected to membership 
for the fourth consecutive year in the 
International Order of the Golden Rule 
Boone Funeral Home will sponsor a 
self-help "Widow-to-Widow Support" 

works with the FDA as a clinical 

investigator, is one of about 30 
opthalmologists in the United States 
who are allowed to perform the new 
silicone lens implant surgery. 

principal of Weaver Elementary in 
Natchitoches, La., attended a White 
House ceremony this fall to honor MR 
Weaver Elementary School as an 
"Outstanding Elementary School in 
America." The honor was bestowed by 
the U.S. Department of Education. 

and husband Rod had a special showing 
of rare musical instruments and hand- 
built reproductions during the Super 
Fest, an arts festival connected with the 
Super Derby at Louisiana Downs 

JOHN S. LEMMONS '62 has 
assumed additional managerial 
responsibilities at Chemical Abstracts 
Service (CAS). CAS, a division of the 
American Chemical Society, abstracts 
and indexes all new published 
information on chemical science and 
technology worldwide. 

now a funeral director at Rose-Neath 
Furneral Home in Homer, La. 

DR THOMAS HEAD '64 has been 
named assistant to the president for 
public affairs at the Association of 
American Universities. The AAU is 
composed of the presidents and 
chancellors of 54 American and two 
Canadian universities with strong 
programs in graduate education and 

STEPHEN T CLINTON '66 has been 
promoted to director-international 
reinsurance underwriting with Lincoln 
National Corporation of Fort Wayne, Ind. 

some financial planning tips in The 
Shreveport journal's special issue for 
brides. The key is that a person must 
faithfully make a commitment to save 

IAMES M. McCOY 66 is vice 
president, military sales and public 
affairs for Mutual of Omaha and United 
of Omaha. He and his wife, Kathleen, 
have eight children; three daughters and 
| five sons, and six grandsons. 

J.M. LITTLE '67 has posted an 
"update." He and wife, PAULA 
MARSHALL '67 have two children, 
Bradley, 16, and Vanessa, 12. He is an 
attorney in Houston, Texas and Paula is 
president of Genisis Farms, where she 
breeds, raises and sells Arabian horses. 
Her most recent young stallion (Fantasy 
Fire) was named Louisiana Reserve 
lunior Stallion for 1986. 

PAUL D. SKIPWORTH '67 has been 
awarded the Fellowship of the American 
Society of Photography, the highest 

award given by the society. 

ALLAN (ONES '67 is the purchasing 
agent for Domtar Industries in Norcross, 
Ga. His wife, Betty, recently received her 
CPA certification. Allan and Betty have 
two daughters, Katie, 4'/2, and Emily, 2 I A 

IAMES E. ST. AMAND '67 writes that 
he really didn't graduate until 1970— so 
he can't make the '67 cluster reunion 
this year. However, it's been a long time 
since he viisted Centenary and he'd love 
to see one of Mr. Buseick's productions. 

ELLEN V BELL '68 is a legal 
assistant with Doggett, lacks, Marston & 
Perlmutter in Austin, Texas. 

LARRY N. RAMSEY '69 has 
completed his MA in Communications 
and Theatre at Western State College, 
Gunnison, Col., in May, 1986. Larry is 
currently manager of a Tandy Computer 
Store in Richardson, Texas. 


MITCH BRANDMAN 70 is now with 
Allegro Services and is in charge of the 
New York area fundraising. He and wife 
Sandy; daughter Hilary 4'/2; and son 
Zachary l'/i are now living in Monroe, NY. 

FRANK CIMINO '71 has been named 
classified advertising manager of 
Newspaper Production Co. agent for The 
Times and The Shreveport journal. He is 
currently president of both the 

Special Mention 

Centenary masters grads are very 
visible this year ... MARGARET 
BROWN, masters in secondary school 
administration, and PATRICIA 
DeROSIA masters in elementary 
education were named Teachers of 
the Year for Caddo Parish. IOAN 
CREECH, who has 18 graduate hours 
toward her +30 category, was also 
honored as a Teacher of the Year for 
Caddo. BERRY L. COOPER, masters 
in business administration, has been 
named director of the Shreveport 
Entrepreneurial Development 

first-time CPA candidate who took 
his accounting courses at Centenary 
and LSU-S, was the Gold Medal 
winner for the May, 1986, Uniform 
Certified Public Accountant Examina- 
tion. A total of 67,269 candidates 
took the exam. Mr. Til ley has recently 
been awarded the Elijah Watt Sells 
Award from the board of examiners 
of the American Institute of Certified 
Public Accountants. 

Shreveport Exchange Club and the 
Centenary College Alumni Chapter of 
Tau Kappa Epsilon social fraternity 

DR LYNN HORNE '71 was presented 
the Distinguished Service Award at the 
National Order of the Arrow Conference 
at Central Michigan University, Mount 
Pleasant, Mich. 

DREW HUNTER '71 is the creative 
director of the Wax Museum of the 
Southwest in Grand Prairie, Tex. His "Dr 
Blood" will have a nine-night run every 
year. In addition, Drew is designing a 
wax museum in San Antonio called the 
Plaza Theatre of Wax. 

72 proudly announce the birth of twins, 
Alexander William, 5 lb. 6 oz., and 
Bradley Gordon, 6 lb. Vi oz. on March 31. 
The twins join brother Chris. 

and 13 associates have formed the 
Genesis Center for Treatment of Sexually 
Abused Children. The clinic will address • 
the needs of children who have been 
abused as well as the needs of the 
suppportive parent. Paul is the director 
of the psychiatric program at Charter 
Forest Hospital. 

has recently been appointed Clinical 
Associate of the Suicide & Crisis Center 
of Dallas. She and husband Dr. David K 
Switzer had the pleasure of providing a 
workshop entitled "Faith and Feelings," 
for First United Methodist Church in 
Houma, La., where REVS. CAROLE 
COTTEN-W1NN 65 and lohn Winn serve 
as co-pasters. 

ANDREW M. CARLTON 74 has been 
named sales manager of the Midwest 
district of PPG Industries. Andrew and 
wife, Luan, have two daughters and they 
will be headquartered in Overland Park, 

KARL D DENT 75 is an instructor of 
voice this fall at Hardin-Simmons 
University in Abilene, Texas. Karl was a 
member of a five-man team selected by 
Rotary International, Inc. to participate 
in a cultural exchange from Dallas's 
581st district to German's 180th district 
in 1983. 

trust administrator of Bankers Trust Co., 
of Florida in Palm Beach. She is married 
and has a four-year old son, lonathan 

DARDEN GLADNEY 76 writes that he 
briefly visited with GAYLE McCONNELL 
CABANIX 76 and her husband FRED 76 
before Rhapsody in View. Fred's dental 
practice is in Minden, where they have 
recenlty completed the building of their 
new home. Gayle and Fred have two 
daughters, Catherine, who is in the 
second grade, and five year old Laura. 


currently counseling at the Shreveport 
Regional Dialysis Center. Many of you 
remember Virginia for her work in 
children's portrait and rural landscape 
photography. She continues to travel, 
always in search of the scenes that she 
photographs so well. 

76 have a new daughter, Shannon, now 
two months old. Emily is on maternity 
leave from her ludson Elementary 
kindergarten position. Their five-year-old 
son Austin is in kindergarten at South 
Highland's Magnet Performing Arts 
School and is also a student of violin at 
the Centenary Suzuki School. 

teaching English at North DeSoto fr. 
High School in Stonewall, La. She and 
husband Frank have two daughters, Fran 
3'/2 and Laura 7 mos. Ann continues to 
enjoy her work, while Frank has returned 
to school at LSUS to complete his 

76 and her husband Ronnie a few weeks 
ago. Ronnie is working as a welder for 
Frees, while Carol is a full-time 
homemaker. They have two daughters, 
Anne Marie, 9, and Emily, 7. Carol 
assures me that she stays extremely 
busy with the girls as well as in her 
capacity as president of the Shreve 
Island PTA 

Roslind and Darden are living in 
Homer, La. where she teaches piano 
and he is the principal at Claiborne 
Academy, an independent school serving 
Claiborne Parish and the surrounding 
area. Roslind also teaches one day a 
week at the Centenary Suzuki School 
and works with the music program at 
our church. Daughter Elizabeth, will 
soon be four years old. They live in and 
work on a 130-year-old home, which has 
been restored to a great extent, but 
appears to be an ongoing project. 

ROBERT PARISH 76, big double 0, in 
his 10th year as a pro, helped the 
Boston Celtics win another NBA 
championship. His arching jumper is a 
thing of beauty. We're anxiously 
awaiting the '87 season. 

REV. TERRY SWAN 77 returned to the 
Centenary campus in October for a 
workshop to acquaint United Methodist 
junior colleges with the Church Careers 
Program. Terry is vice president for 
academic affairs at Lindsey Wilson 
College in Columbis, Ky. He and his 
wife, Cinda, have two children. 

Another member of the Class of 
returned as a guest speaker for the 
Church Careers colloquium in 
September. Kay serves as minister to 

children at Lake Shore Baptist Church in 
Waco, Texas. She and husband David 
are the proud parents of a baby girl. 

serves the LaCombe United Methodist 
Church as minister, shared her 
perspective on ministry with the 
students of the Church Careers Program 
in October, Kathy and Ron 78 are the 
proud parents of a son. 

are now at First Christian Church in 
Bristow, Okla. 

NANCY COOPER 78 married Dave 
Chrisman in Salisbury, Md, on |une 7th. 
Taking part in the ceremony were former 
suitemate ELLEN COLE 78 who flew up 
from Dallas to read one of the Lessons, 
and MARSHALL TAYLOR 79 in from 

Dear Mumni, 

To borrow from a song, "What a 
Year This Has Been!" It seems like 
only yesterday that I took on the role 
of President of the Alumni Association. 
It has been a busy year, and I have 
been having fun working with and for 
the Alumni and the College. 

We can be proud of Alumni 
accomplishments this past year. We 
had a larger turnout at Homecoming 
than we have had in recent years. We 
presented a long overdue Hall of 
Fame Award and named as Honorary 
AJumni two lovely ladies and staunch 
supporters of the College. The 
number of Alumni contributing to 
the Great Teachers- Scholars Fund 
was the highest since its inception. 
An Alumni Sports Hall of Fame has 
been established. And the list goes on. 

I want to take this opportunity to 
thank each of you for your support of 
the Alumni Association and the 
College. I also want to thank Dr. 
Webb and the other college repre- 
sentatives who have worked with us, 
given us support and made our job a 
little easier. And last, but not least, I 
want to thank Bayou State Oil 
Corporation and Charles Ellis Brown 
for giving me the support and time 
to be involved in the affairs of the 
Alumni and the College. 

Your Alumni Association is a 
strong, vibrant group and growing. I 
know you will join with me in 
supporting incoming President James 
Coins and President-Elect Sara Lang 
as they work to further the aims of 
the Alumni and the College. 

Thank you again for the honor 
you have given me this past year. 

— Wayne Hanson, 
President of the Alumni Association 

New York to serve as a groomsman. 

78 are ordained elders at this year's 
session of the Louisiana Annual 

REV. VAN DICKENS 78 is the new 
associate minister at Noel Memorial 
United Methodist Church in Shreveport 

pastor of Welch Memorial in Vinton, Ls 

that her husband DON 78 has just 
completed a three-year residency in 
anesthesiology at Ohio State University 
Sheila and Don have two sons, Heath, 
12, and Juan, 8. They have moved to 
Gadsden, Ala., and are happy to be bac 
in the South. 

completed his internal medicine 
residency in lune and has remained at 
the University of Texas Medical Branch 
in Galveston as Chief Resident. This fal 
he moved to Nashville to begin a 
cardiology fellowship. Greg is married 
and has three girls, Jenny, 1 1 , Sarah, 6, ! 
and Amy, 1 . 

ROSS MAGGARD 78 is serving in 
the U.S. Navy as surface warfare officer 
He recently completed a tour as 
navigator on the USS Detroit and is nc 
stationed at Fleet Combat Training 
Center in Virginia Beach, Va, Ross andi! 
wife, Debbie, have a 7-month old 
daughter, Brett Ashley. 

78 has recently moved to Houston, 
Texas, where she is starting a fellowshi 
at M.D. Anderson Tumor Institute. 

ELLEN COLE 78 is presently 
residing in Dallas and is an 
administrator for the Federal District 

CATHY LENSING 78 is also in 
Dallas working as a Benefits Coordinat 
for Diamond Shamrock. 

DONNA BARTLETT 79 has been 
admitted to Scarritt Graduate School 1 
pursue the master of arts degree in 
Christian education. 

husband Allan are the proud parents c 
a baby daughter. 

the operations manager for Physicians 
Health Plan, a health maintenance 

In October, DR DON EMLER met 
with alumni in Christian Education at 
the National Christian Educators' 
Conference in Glorietta, N.M. Those 
alumni attending the luncheon were 



TIMOTHY I. BRICKER '80 married 
Edith B. Zewadski on August 23, 1986. 

BETTY R. COMPTON '80 lectures to 
Japanese employees to enhance their 
speaking and listening skills at Honda 
automotive and motorcycle plants. 

The Church Careers Program has 
featured graduates of the program at 
colloquiums in the fall semester. 
CHARLES GABY '80, youth director at 
Noel UMC, RON WH1TLER '85, youth 
director at First UMC, KELLY 
ECHOLS '85, youth directors of Christ 
UMC in Piano, Texas were featured in 
October colloquiums. STAN 
COPELAND, '81, a United Methodist 
minister serving at First UMC in 
Houston spoke before the group in 

PETE DeBUYS '80 is starting a 
telecommunications company, Flat Rate 
Communications, Inc, in Dallas. Everyone 
call him and "party." 

MUDD HOLLAND '81 are the proud 
parents of a second son, David Lee, 
born October 16, 1986. Tim is a 
consulting forester in Shreveport and 
enjoys working as a volunteer youth 
director at John Calvin Presbyterian 

lalumni choir function in June '85 — 
^hirlwind romance, married in lune '86. 
[Bob is a senior in med school in New 
(Orleans, and Susan is a senior at 
[Nicholls State University majoring in 

REV. STEVE KELLY '80 is now 
associate pastor at Henning United 
Methodist Church in Sulphur, La. 

has been ordained as an elder in the 
United Methodist ministry at the annual 
conference this year in Oklahoma. 
Dianne is serving in her first pastoral 
appointment as the associate minister 
at First UMC in Yukon, Okla. 

SHAYNE LADNER '80 former 
Centenary College Alumni Association 
president, is now working in 
Washington, D.C, in the government 
relations division of a law firm. His 
prime responsibilities are in the areas of 
energy and communications. 

MONA LOGAN '80, executive director 
of the East Texas Council of Alcoholism 
& Drug Abuse, has been approved by 
the Texas Board of Examiners for 
icensure as a professional counselor. 
The late JOHN LOGAN, class of 78 and 

Mona were the first recipients of the 
Church Careers Alumni Award. Their 
daughter, Holly, is presently a student at 

MAX and BETSY MALONE 80 are 
the proud parents of Mark Edwin, born 
March 10, weighing 8 lb. 6 oz. 

MARWAN SOUFI '80, who received 
his physics degree from Centenary and 
his engineering degree at SMU, returned 
to Shreveport and opened a French 
bakery named Lutece. His wife, Danielle, 
is working at The Sorbonne in Paris on 
her master's degree in French literature. 

CA for 1981, is the newest member of 
the development staff at Centenary. She 
is serving in the newly created position 
of director of alumni giving. 

participated in the French, German and 
American sponsored "Project Partnership" 
program The program is geared toward 
establishing camaraderie and 
understanding between NATO army 

IOHN HOLCOMB '81 sends news 
from Sinop, Turkey— he graduated from 
medical school in 1985 on an Army 
scholarship, completed his surgical 
internship in '86, and is now the 
commander of an Army clinic which is 
on the Black Sea. 

returned from two months at sea aboard 
the Ocean Drilling Program's drilling/ 
research vessel \oides Resolution. LEG Ill's 
purpose was to return (for the 5th time) 
to Site 504 in the Pacific Ocean, near the 
equator off Ecuador, for deep sampling 
of the oceanic crust. Although her 
regular position is shore-based, it was a 
privilege to sail as yeoperson — "Ship's 

IODY ELDRED '81 has big news- 
He's written the treatment (story) for a 
TV Movie of the Week, tentatively titled 
"The Flight Home" and shot in South 
Louisiana. He is also directing a 30- 
minute documentary he has written for 
Capitol Records on "The History of 
Capitol Records: The Audience is 

VICKI RAINBOLT '81 married lacob 
Klara [r. in December of '85 lake works 
as a civil engineer in Lafayette. SUE 
COTTENGIM '82 was a bridesmaid in 
their wedding (dress and dyed shoes, 
even!) Good luck to Vicki, our newest 
Class Agent! 

JACK and KATHY STICE '81 are the 
proud parents of Jessica, born July 28, 
weighing 6 lb 13 oz. lessica joins 
Samantha who is two years old. 

IAN WITT '81 has taken the job as 
youth and family director at First United 
Methodist Church of Alexandria, La. 

DAVID HENINGTON, Class Agent for 
1982 has news to share: MIKE '82 and 
new addition— Michael Paul Ameen Jr., 
who was born recently. 

MARTHA BIGNER '82 has been 
teaching full-time in Houston. Soon she 
will have a degree in math/ education. 
She really enjoys the experience of 

MARK EVANS '82 is working at 
Interfirst Bank in Dallas in the Transit 
Department, living in Mesquite and glad 
to be back in his old "stomping grounds." 

that she and husband Steve have been 
busy traveling. SUSAN WEBB '82 visited 
them in May before graduation from 
med school. They traveled all over 
Holland. They heard from HALLIE 
DOZIER '82, who was in Brussels, 
Belgium on her way to Cairo, Egypt. 

HUGULEY '82 have been living in 
California since August '85. Don 
completed navigator training at 
Mathers AFB and is now in B-52 training 
at Castle AFB. 

CURTIS JACKSON '82 is working for 
Shreveport's Newspaper Production Co. 
in public relations. He also played a big 
role in the lunior League Follies- 
acting, directing and producing. 

MEL1NDA LOVE '82 and Brian 
LOMBARDINO are expecting in January. 
Melinda is still teaching music in 
Newton Smith Elementary and getting 
the house ready for the addition. 

graduating in December with a masters 
in music education from North Texas 
State. Her husband, Doug, is a trumpet 
player and also working toward his 

MARK COOK '82 is still in Houston 
working at the Cole Music Conservatory. 
He is also the organist and assistant 
music director at the First Methodist 

KEN POSEY '82 is enrolled at the 
Boston Conservatory in Opera Theatre 
and is performing a role with the 
Newton Opera Company. Tricia and Ken 
gave an alumni recital in October at 
Centenary, and Mark was their 

recently had been working in production 
with KSLA-TV. She is now director of 
public relations for the Shreveport 
Symphony. Her husband, Ron, is a 
commercial director at KTBS-TV. Mary 
and Ron have a year-old daughter, 
Megan Kathlyene 

DARRYN WALKER '82 is working in 
Monroe for Dillard's in the display 


BOBBY '82 and Christie BOORAS 
have a new addition— Christopher 
Michael, born April 29, 1986. Daughter 
Katie Diane is now 2Vi 

SAM BUICE '82 is the director of 
youth at Grace Episcopal Church in 
Gainesville, Ga. 

married Suzanne Harris, a registered 
nurse practitioner, in February, 1986, 
received his M.D. at the University of 
Arkansas Medical School in May and 
began is internship there this fall. He 
and Suzanne are the proud parents of a 
six-month-old collie, Wenge. 

LAURIE PULLEN '82 is working on 
her Ph.D. in physical education at East 
Texas State University. 

CATHY AMSLER married Christopher 
Rogers on August 23 in Little Rock. 
Chris is a lawyer with the Internal 
Revenue Service. 

JERI E. BROWN '83 has been named 
administrative assistant for Carter- 
Williams Public Relations in Shreveport. 
leri worked previously for Carter 
Advertising in its university intership 

KATHY FRASER '83 is in her fourth 
year of teaching kindergarten and loves 
it. Her school is George P. Hendrix 
Elementary. She is working on her 
masters of education at Centenary and 
will finish the summer of '87. 

STEVE KILSTAD '83 sends news 
from Balboa, Calif, down the road from 
Newport Beach. He is a purchasing 
agent for Virco Mfg. Corp., a manufaturer 
of educational and contract furniture. 

LISA LEFKOW '83 is serving as 
director of program ministries at First 
Methodist Church of South Miami. 

MIKE RAGLAND '83 is working on 
his Ph.D. in English at Baylor in Waco, 

has joined the staff of Louie Lewis 
Designs Advertising Agency as account 
executive and creative consultant. 

JILL RENEE BROWN '84 has opened 
her own gymnastics program for 
children in Shreveport— Ji 11 Brown's 
Gymnastics, Inc. 

director of Christian education at First 
United Methodist Church in Elyria, Oh. 

to school at Hunter College in New York 
City, N.Y, and working as assistant 
director of financial aid at the Center for 
the Media Arts College in. Manhattan. 

MIKE RICKE '84 was ordained by the 
United Methodist Church in )une of 
1986 and continues his seminary 
education at the 1 1 iff School of Theology 
in Denver. In addition to seminary, Mike 
works as minister of youth at Mountain 
Christian Fellowship in Golden, Col. 

working on a masters in history and 
served as a graduate assistant in the 
History Department this fall. 

DAWN SIKES '84 is in her second 
year of graduate studies at Candler 
School of Theology. 

RICKY WILLIS '84 will be studying at 
St. Paul's School of Theology in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

LINDA BAKER '85 is pursuing her 
masters in social work at U.T.A, along 
with working with adolescents at 
Brookhaven Psychiatric Pavillion in 
Dallas. She is living in Los Colinas. 

joined LuChem Pharmeceuticals of 
Shreveport as the company's North 
Louisiana sales representative. 

BETHLEY '85 have a new addition -a 
baby daughter, Heather Lynn, born 

January, 1986. 

VAUGHN '85 are expecting a baby this 

WYNNE BURTON, '86 is teaching 
fourth grade at AC. Steere in 

LaNELL KEAHEY '86 and Ferry 
Feilder married on August 16, 1986. 

EUDORA KENT '86 married Wylie 
Smith on |une 27, 1986. 

is pursuing a master of arts degree in 
Christian education at Scarritt Graduate 
School in Nashville, Tenn. 

in the Buyers-Managers program with 
Dillard's Department Stores, Texas 
Division. His wife, RUTH CHRISTINA 
"TINA" HACKETT MORSE '86 is a pre- 
school teacher with a Dallas Episcopal 
Church School. 

started medical school at the University 
of Texas Medical School in San Antonio 
this fall. 

on July 26, 1986. They will reside in 
Monroe where Colin is a graduate 
assistant at Northeast Louisiana 

GLORIA TRENT '86 is studying 
Renaissance literature with Stanley Fish 
at Duke University, and is keeping busy 
with her other graduate seminars. 

SONYA SAN KEY '86 sends greetings 
from Notre Dame Law School, where 
she has just begun her first year. 

JOY PHELPS '86 married DAVID 
VROONLAND '86 on June 21, 1986. 
David is teaching at North Texas State 
University, and Joy is in graduate studies 

The 1962 Homecoming Court: )oan Williams, Patsy West, Queen Susie Oliver, Diane Camp, and }udu Thurmon. They and the other members of tk 
Class of '62 will celebrate their 25th reunion at Homecoming, Feb. 20-22. For more information, contact ]udu Thurmon Butcher, 318/797-1502, 
9506 Village Green, Shreveport, La 71115. 


The Alumni Association of Centenary College 

Presents the 1 986-87 


Richard L Ray '37 

Partner, Fair Oil, Ltd., 

Tyler, Texas 


J. Hugh Watson 

Chairman of the Board, 

1st National Bank ofShreveport 


Lt Gen. Kenneth L Peek Jr. 

Cmdr, Stragetic Air Command's 

8th Air Force 


lake L Hanna '29 

Varsity Football, Baseball 


Connie Mack Rae '53 

Varsity Basketball 


AH alumni, friends of the honorees, and friends of Centenary College 
are cordially invited to attend the Awards Presentation and Dinner 
Friday, February 20, at 6:00 p.m. in the Officers Club, Barksdale Air Force Base. 
: Tickets are $25.00 per person. 

Please call Anita Martin, director of alumni relations at 3 1 8/869-5 151, 

for information or reservations. 

To Parents of Centenary Graduates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-1 188. 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 




1/ you receive more than one copy of this magazine, please share with a friend. 

Dr. Bentley Sloane '21 -'23 

970 Audubon Place 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Frank Boydston '24-29 

544 Slattery Blvd. 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Vivian Kelley Carter 30 

107 E. Merrick St. 
Shreveport, LA 71 104 

Kathryn Phipps Goodness '3 1 

440 Atkins 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

fames Lee King '32 

320 Ratcliff 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Lucile Tindol '33 

51 1 McCormick Place 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

The Hon. Algje D. Brown '34 

331 McCormick Place 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Ralph Pullen 35 

235 Patton 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Rose Fitzgerald '36 

1923 Captain Shreve 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Dr. W.D. Boddie '37 

338 Levin Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Dr. Jack Cooke '38 

974 Audubon St. 
Shreveport, LA 71 105 

Malcolm Krentel '39 

139 Justin Street 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Dorothy Herrin Gammill '40 

1708 Gilbert 
Shreveport, LA 71101 

Martha O'Neal DeLee '41 

6133 River Road 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Camp Flournoy '42 

818 Erie 

Shreveport, LA 71106 

Class Agents 

Kathryn Moreneaux 
Morrison '43 

912 Crescent Road 
Shreveport, LA 71107 

Marlin W. Drake '44 

540 Spring Lake Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

Carolyn Clay Flournoy '45 

818 Erie 

Shreveport, LA 71106 

Kennie B. "Tiddle" 
Florsheim '46 

5929 East Ridge Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

Katherine Cheesman '47 

736 Unadilla 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

Alice Curtis Brown '48 

736 Neal Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71107 

William "Leonard'' 
lopling '49 

1809 Bryan Place 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Antoinette Tuminello 
Price '50 

533 Dunmoreland 
Shreveport, LA 71130 

Patricia Williams '51 

8495 Red Oak Lane 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

Jean Frazier Home '52 

1511 Carmel Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Connie Entrikin Gibson '53 

12526 Hazelwood Lane 
Houston, TX 77077 

Carlee W Dillman '54 

620 Dumbarton 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 

Loralee Craft Woods '55 

4746 Fairfield 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

George A Jackson, Jr. '56 

2931 Risinger Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71119 

Dr. Lee Pope joy '57 

555 W. Houston 
lasper, TX 75951 

Penny Todd Claudis '58 

6335 Timberman Place 
Shreveport, LA 71119 

John R Bird, Jr. '59 

115 Chelsea 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Dr. Fred and Mary Beth 
Willis '60 

812 Nettles Lane 
Coushatta, LA 71019 

Jack C Mulkey '61 

1805 Martha Drive 
Little Rock, AR 72212 

Judy T. Butcher '62 

9506 Village Green 
Shreveport, LA 71115 

K Alan Miller, Jr. '63 

Rt. 1 , Box 34 
Waskom, TX 75692 

Chat Reed '64 

654 McCormick 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Bruce W. Dinwiddie '65 

Dinwiddie & Brandao 
2313 North Hullen Street 
Metairie, LA 70001-2996 

Margaret Bray '66 

619 Delaware 
Shreveport, LA 71 106 

Leonard Critcher '67 

Shreveport, LA 71106 

Mary Tullie Critcher '68 

Shreveport, LA 71106 

Carol Ann Caraway '69 

368 Albany 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Randy Tiller 70 

Castle Printing Co. 
P.O. Box 198 
Shreveport, LA 71161 

Dr. Joseph "Steve" Heard '71 

725 Wilder Place 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Paul Heffington 72 

657 Wichita 
Shreveport, LA 71101 

Barbara Bethell Hill 73 

132 Merrick 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

Vida Traylor Yancy 74 

312 Columbia Street 
Shreveport, LA 71104 

William "BUI'' Broyles II 7 

9329 Castlebrook 
Shreveport, LA 71)29 

Darden F. Gladney 76 

812 N. Main 
Homer, LA 71040 

Krista M. Scheffer 77 

7800 Youree Drive #1216 
Shreveport, LA 71105 

Gary B. Prechter 78 

1029 Andrews Ave. 
Metairie, LA 70005 

Ann Greenough Ryba 79 

138 E Palatine Road 
Palatine, IL 60067 

Gordon Blackman, Jr. '80 

6514 East Ridge Drive 
Shreveport, LA 71106 

Vlcki Rainbolt Klara '81 

407 Woodvale 
Lafayette, LA 70503-3433 

David Henington '82 

1523 Teekell 

Bossier City, LA 71111 

Cathy Amsler Rogers '83 

853 S. Frederick St. #302 
Arlington, VA 22204 

Thumdotte Baughman 
DoUahite '84 

206 E. Samuel 
Tyler, TX 75701 

John Yianitsas '85 

2525 Marsh Lane, Apt. #12( 
Carrol Iton, TX 75007 

Karen Mulling '86 

Mayflower Apts. A-6 
1925 2 1st Ave. S 
Nashville, TN 37212 


Spring 1987*/ 



Centenary Professors 
Value Experience 
Of Sharing 


Outstanding Teacher, 




A Whopper 

New Board 

Professors Emeriti 

Centenary College's Professors Emeriti have collectively taught thousands of 
students using hundreds of thousands of notes, tests, and papers. Where would we 
be without these special men and women? Among the Professors Emeriti living in 
Shreveport are (left to right) Dr. Orin Wilkins, Dr. Virginia Carlton, Dr. Mary Waiters, 
Dr. A.C. Cheesy Voran, Mrs. Mary Frances Perkins Rabun, Dr. Edmond M. Parker, 
Mr. B.P. Causey, and Dr. Joseph Gamer. Not pictured are Dr. E. Lee Ford, Dr. Douglas 
Morrill, Dr. Faribee Parker Self, Dr. W.W. Pate, and Dr. Viva Rainey. For current addresses 
of these professors, please write the office of Public Relations. 

On the Cover 

Alumni Giving 
Nearer to 25% Goal 

One of Centenary's greatest assets is its faculty: 77 full-time professors; 4 adjun 
professors; and 33 part-time instructors. Some 68 percent hold the Ph.D. or equivale 
advanced degree, having earned their graduate training at the finest universities in tr 
world. With a 14 to 1 student-faculty ratio, our faculty members have a strong 
commitment to teaching. 

Centenary College recognizes all former students - graduates and non-graduates - as alumni. 

The Centenary Magazine, Centenary 
(USPSO 15560), April, 1987, Volume 14, No. 4 
is published four times annually in July. 
October, January, and April by the Office of 
Public Relations, 291 1 Centenary Boulevard, 
Shreveport, Louisiana 71 104-3396. Second 
Class postage paid at Shreveport La. 
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress 
of Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campu 

Editor Janie Floumoy 

Special Contributions Charlotte 

Production Creative Type, I 

Rushing Printing, I 

Alumni Director Anita C. Martin 

Photography Janie Flourr 



A ]ack London Center For Gentenary r : 


They say, "the longest journey 
starts with the first step." But in 
Centenary's journey to build an 
eminent lack London Research 
Center, when was the first step? Whose 
step was it? 

Surely, it was Earle Labor's? Dr. 
Labor is America's leading London 
Scholar, and has long dreamed of, and 
contributed largely to, the resurgence 
of academic recognition of London as 
a preeminent American author. 

But maybe it was mine? I went to 
London's Ranch in the Valley of the 
Moon, my host the Trustee of London's 
estate, Milo Shepard; we spent magic 
days together, exploring both the Ranch 
and the possibility of a Center at 

Perhaps it was Milo Shepard' s? 
(Without his kindly and wise "green flag" 
to out project, and his generous 
commitment, it would never have 

Or, Russ Kingman's, most famous 

as London's most fervent aficionado, 
whose encouragement was also 

Why, perhaps - as with many of 
Centenary's achievements! - it started 
with my secretary, Ruby George, and 
her sewn seed of vision? 

Or perhaps it was alumnus Sam 
Peters, who spontaneously gave a 
challenge gift of $25,000 to get the 
project started? 

But maybe, who started it is not 
the point: the keys to it are Earle Labor 
and the commitment of all of us: we 
are in step! Our dream is to establish 
at Centenary an academically 
respectable London Research Center, a 
London Museum of importance and 
public interest, a Distinguished Chair 
of lack London Studies, and occasional 
International Symposia ... We have 
already begun, and are underway. 

— Dr. Donald Webb 
President of Centenary College 

Centenary Professor Earle Labor (right), noted ]ack London authority and collector of his memorabilia, 
takes an enviously close look at a cane which belonged to }ack London and was recently given to Centenary 
President Donald Webb (left). Dr. Webb points out that engraved on the cane are the words "Labor omnia 
vexet," which, bosely translated, mean "Labor, eat your heart out\" 

lack London in his late 20s 

]ack London: 

Author, Argonaut, 


Jack London (1876-1916) has long 
been recognized as one of the most 
dynamic figures in American literature. 
Sailor, hobo, Klondike argonaut, social 
crusader, war correspondent, scientific 
farmer, self-made millionaire, 
international traveler and adventurer, 
London captured the popular 
imagination worldwide as much 
through his personal exploits as 
through his literary efforts. 

But it is his writings that have 
assured his lasting fame. The Call of the 
Wild, for example, has been published 
in more than 80 languages, and The 
Sea-Wolf, regularly included on lists of 
"The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written," 
has been made into seven different 
film versions, more than any other 
American novel. In less than two 
decades London produced over 400 
non-fiction pieces, 200 short stories, 
and 50 books on such varied subjects 
as agriculture, architecture, astral 
projection, economics, gold-hunting, 
penal reform, political corruption, 
prizefighting, seafaring, socialism, 
and war. 

In spirit, his brief career was a 
dramatic epitome of America's 
"Strenuous Age"; in mythic terms, his 
spectacular rise from rags to riches was 
a paradigm of the American Dream. 

- Dr. Earle Labor 
Professor of English 

Homecoming '87: Whopper of a Party 

Alumni, Students, and Fun Events are Ingredients for Success 

The crowning touch to Homecoming 
'87 was having Don Kimmell {left) and 
Burger King sponsor many of the events. 
Alumni Director Anita Martin agrees that 
Centenary is a Burger King kind of place. 

Tiddle Bettis Fbrsheim, Katherine 
Turner Cheesman, and Alice Curtis Brown 
had a great turnout for the 40th Cluster 
Reunion cocktail-buffet. 

Centenary Gent Phil Howell '87 and 
students cruise along in the Doo-Day parade 
on Saturday. 

The best part of Homecoming? ...seeing 
old friends... Tip Davidson (left) and Charles 
Ravenna '32. 

)ean '63 and )ames Goins '61... he is 
the new Alumni President. 

Malcolm Krentel '39, chairman of the 
gold tournament, takes cover. Friday's 
scramble was canceled due to rainy weather. 

Theta Chi's get in the spirit with maroon and white fa\ 

Gold Dome. 

Dr. WD. Boddie and Gigi Palmer Harris present a i 
President Webb for the establishment of an endowed scholailp, 
Class members made the donations in honor of their 50th m 


coiik- , a 


Eneile Cooke Mears, Anita Martin, and Margaret E 
packets for registration in the Meadows Museum. 



Mumni Scholars Selected 

A recipient of the DAR Good Citizens 
\ward and a soon-to-be black belt in 
arate have been selected to receive the 
prestigious Alumni Scholarships at 
Zentenary College. 

Andy Brady, a senior at Caddo 
vlagnet High School and that school's 
vinner of the DAR Good Citizen's Award, 
ind Will Blair of Longview, Texas, a karate 
enthusiast, were chosen from a field of 24 
ipplicants for the full-tuition scholarships, 
rhey will receive the merit-based awards 
is long as they maintain a 3.5 or better 
>rade point average. 

Some 65 percent of the students at 
Zentenary College receive merit- or need- 
)ased scholarhsip awards. Mary Sue Rix is 
iirector of financial aid at Centenary and 
an provide more information on 

]ozl It Up 

The bus is full, but Centenary alumni 
md spouses may still participate in the 
Vlay 1-3 visit to the New Orleans (azz and 
-leritage Festival, a trip sponsored by the 
Mumni Association and the Senior Adult 
iducation Program. 

The weekend events include Friday 
unch and tour at Nottoway Plantation; 
linner at the Monteleone Hotel with New 
Orleans historian Mel Leavitt, speaker; tour 
bf the Historic New Orleans Collection on 
^oyal Street; Saturday afternoon at the Jazz 
festival; Saturday evening free; and 
preakfast at Brennan's before the return 
rip on Sunday. 

If you live in the New Orleans area or 
>lan to be there during the first weekend 
t May and would like to participate in any 
»r all of the events, please contact Anita 
4artin, director of alumni relations, 

Kudos to the following Classes 
which have reached their goal of 25% 
participation in the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund. Gifts of any amount 
count, so, please, if your class is not 
listed, send in a gift before May 31, 
1987, and help your class to the 25% 

Class of 1921 
Class of 1925 
Class of 1927 
Class of 1936 
Class of 1937 
Class of 1938 
Class of 1939 

Class of 1940 
Class of 1941 
Class of 1944 
Class of 1953 
Class of 1966 
Class of 1975 

Founders' Day 

U. Gen. Kenneth Peek, vice commander of Strategic Air Command (SAC) and an honorary alumnus of 
Centenary College, is congratulated on his Founders' Day address by Dr. Robert Hollquist, professor of 
education. Also participating in the days' activities are George Nelson, chairman of the board, and Dr. 
Dorothy Gwin, dean of the college. 

Alumni Association 
Board of Directors 

Executive Committee 

James Goins '61 

Sara Hitchcock Lang '62 

Gordon N. Blackman )r. '80 

Lucienne Bond Simon '67 

Alan Yokem '83 

Patsy Laird Jennings '52 

David Henington '82 

Dr. Wayne Hanson '51 


President Elect, Development 
Vice President, Career Planning 
Vice President, Alumni Activities 
Vice President, Athletics 
Vice President, Communications 
Vice President, Enrollment 
Past President 

Members of the Board 

Ellis Brown 79 
Kay M. Brown '83 
Steve Burkhalter '82 
Judy Thurman Butcher '62 
Chad Carnahan '74 
Sharon Lee Duhon '70 
Martha Sneed Goza '66 
Mark A. Greve'74 
Jeff Hendricks 75 

Frank B. Hughes '67 
Eneile Cooke Mears '66 
Andrew M. Shehee 77 
Betty McKnight Speairs H 
Robert Ed Taylor '52 
Emily Hayden Viskozki '58 
Bonnie Harrell Watkins '57 
C. Ford Williams '83 


Centenary Choir Going 
Around The World 

The Centenary College Choir is about 
to undertake a record-breaking trip, an 
"Around the World Tour" set for June 6-26. 
This will be a "first" for a college choir. 

The 56 students plus a large number 
of other adults, totaling around 100 
persons, will fly out of Shreveport on 
American Airlines, transferring to Thai 
Airlines in Dallas for this exciting tour, 
which will take them to Tokyo for two 
nights, on to Hong Kong for four nights, 
and then into mainland China by train and 
the city of Canton. After two days, the choir 
will return to Hong Kong before continuing 
on to Bangkok Thailand, and four nights 
there. Five nights will be spent in India 
visiting the cities of Delhi and Agra. 

The final stop will be for three nights 
in London. 

The group will give concerts in 
American embassies, public concert halls, 
in market squares, churches, and 
cathedrals representing our college, city, 
state, and nation to literally thousands of 
people the world over. All this will be 
covered by representatives of the media 
accompanying the tour. 

In addition to the exciting concerts, 
the choir will have guided sightseeing in 
each area, make a daylight and moonlight 
visit to the famous Taj Mahal for 
photographs, ride elephants, and, in 
general, do all and more than tourists 
normally do. Social time with local citizens 
has been planned in most countries. 

There are only a few open spaces for 
adults who wish to go with the group. If 
you are interested, phone Dr. Will Andress, 
director of the choir, 3 1 8/424-4373, right 
away for further information. 

And The Envebpe 

Come on...join your classmates in 
making a gift to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund so that the 25% 
participation goal will become a reality. 
Where else can your $5 do so much? 

April 30th is the very last day we 
can receive your gift so that your name 
will be included on the preliminary 
Honor Roll of Donors; May 31st marks 
the end of the 1987 campaign. 

So, use the Business Reply 
envelope included in this magazine and 
send "a little something." Your gift will 
make the difference! 

Book Bazaar Chairmen Marilee Davis Harter 
and Carolyn Clay Flournoy look over the volumes 
already in storage in the campus repository. 1/ you 
can donate books to the sale, please call the college, 

Wanted: Used Books 

Book collections are now underway 
for the Friends of Centenary Book Bazaar. 

The book bazaar, set for Sept. 25-26, 
in Shreveport's Mall St. Vincent, is a project 
of The Muses, a group of professional 
women who will use the proceeds to 
benefit Centenary College students. 

Hardbacks, paperbacks, new books, 
and old books which have been donated 
to the bazaar will be sold for bargain 
prices. (This is a great time to clean out 
your bookshelves and your attic! ) 

To facilitate book donations, baskets 
have been placed at all Shreveport-Bossier 
Beall Ladymon stores and at all 
Commercial National Bank locations 
except the Mall St. Vincent and University 
branches. Persons wishing to donate 
books may deposit them in the baskets or, 
in the case of large donations, call the 
Centenary College switchboard or the 
collections chairmen: Bonnie (Mrs. Juan) 
Watkins or Sandy (Mrs. Clay) Edwards. 

Marilee Harter and Carolyn Flournoy 
are co-chairmen of the project. Other 
committee chairmen include Vada 
McGoldrick secretary; Fannie Heard and 
Chris Hughes, treasurers,- Bea White and 
Dorothy McCoy, book repository; Tiddle 
Florsheim, transportation; Bess Kelley, 
sale days; Jo Reid, arrangements; Kay 
Butcher, volunteers; Marti Noland and 
Mary Moss Henderson, information desk. 
Lorraine LeSage is chairman of The 

]ackson Hall 
Endowments Available 

Many of us have dreamed of 
establishing a $500,000 academic chair or 
endowing a $1 million building on 
campus, but our bank accounts just don't 
seem to co-operate. 

But now, thanks to Edwin Whited '43 
and President Donald Webb, we can have 
all the excitement and satisfaction of an 
everlasting and visible gift to the College 
for just a fraction of the cost of an 
endowed chair or building. 

It will all take place in Jackson Hall, 
which will soon undergo a $900,000 
renovation, a generous gift of the Frost 

The plan is this: Individuals and 
businesses will have the opportunity to 
make gifts to furnish and endow individual 
classrooms, lobbies, offices and 
laboratories in Jackson Hall. Plaques in 
appropriate areas would acknowledge the J 
gifts, and as with other endowments, the 
gifts can honor or memorialize a special 
person or persons. The endowments 
would assure that Jackson Hall, one of the 
oldest buildings on campus, would be 
maintained as a superior academic facility 

The "new" Jackson Hall will house the 
School of Business and the Departments 
of English and Foreign Languages. It is 
planned that the renovation work will 
begin in the summer of 1988, after the Art 
Department has made its move from 
Jackson Hall to its new home, the Turner 
Art Center. 

Edwin Whited is president of the 
Frost Foundation, and Dr. Ted Kauss, 
former dean of Centenary College and an 
Honorary Alumnus, is executive director. 
Jesse Morgan of Morgan, O'Neal, Hill and 
Sutton is the architect on the project. 

For more information on Jackson Hal 
Room Endowments, please contact 
President Webb, 3 1 8/869-5 101. 

Outstanding Chapter 

For the second year in a row, 
Centenary's Kappa Epsilon chapter of 
Sigma Tau Delta has been named one of 
the five outstanding chapters in the 
country. The Centenary chapter is the onl> 
one ever to win twice in this national 
competition. Dr. David Jackson is faculty 
advisor. Some 400 chapters were 
considered during the competition by the 
Outstanding Chapter Awards Committee. 

Centenary College reference librarian Ella Edwards assists Wayne Evans, pastor of Davidson 
Memorial UMC in Lydia, with computerized research during his recent week-long stay at Centenary. The 
Rev. Evans is one of four Ministerial Felbws selected from the Louisiana Conference to come to Centenary, 
work with the College's faculty, and use Magale Library in the research area of his choice. "Helping Children 
Cope With Grief' was the topic chosen by the Rev. Evans. Applications are available now for the 1987-88 
Ministerial Fellowships, which will be announced at Centenary] Night during Annual Conference. For more 
information, please contact Mark Simmons, director of church relations, 318/869-5108. 

Centenaryl Night 

Lights . . . cameras ... the 
internationally famous Centenary College 
Choir . . . The Bishop's Awards . . . 
Ministerial Fellowships . . . and Dr. J. 
Woodrow Heam ... all a part of this 
year's Centenary! Night to be held 
Monday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Gold 

Now an established part of 
Louisiana's Annual Conference, 
Centenary! Night is a time to celebrate 
the Conference and the College with 
music, special awards, and some of the 
nation's most outstanding speakers. 

Bishop Walter Underwood will 
I present The Bishop's Awards to the 
(small, medium, and large churches which 
have the most students at Centenary 
College. A silver trophy is presented to 
each winning church; the pastors receive 
| special passes to all academic, athletic, 
and arts events at the College. 

Centenary College President Donald 
Webb will announce the 1987-1988 

Ministerial Fellows. The winners of this 
competition are invited to come to the 
Centenary College campus as the guests 
of the College to study the topics of their 
choice. All resources will be available to 
the Fellows including materials in Magale 
Library; members of the faculty and staff 
and other special resources. 

Nomination forms for both The 
Bishop's Awards and the Ministerial 
Fellows competition have been mailed 
to all churches in the Louisiana 
Conference. For more information, please 
contact Mark Simmons, Director of 
Church Relations at Centenary. 

Highlighting Centenary! Night will 
be Dr. f. Woodrow Hearn, Bishop of the 
Nebraska Conference, who will give the 
keynote address. A former member of the 
Louisiana Conference, Dr. Hearn is the 
father of three Centenary alumni. 

Centenary! Night is for everyone . . . 
see you there! 

Betty McKnight Speairs Retiring 

After 40 years 
of teaching 
mathematics at 
Centenary College, 
Betty McKnight 
Speairs, Honorary 
78, is hanging up 
her cap and gown. 

The five-foot-two, 62-year-old 
strawberry blonde . . . who doesn't look 
much different from the day she started 
teaching at Centenary . . . will be sorely 

Her rapport with students, her 
willingness and eagerness to volunteer 

for special projects, and her interest in 
everything that had to do with Centenary 
College past, present, and future has 
endeared Mrs. Speairs to the entire 
Centenary family. 

She will formally announce her 
retirement at Commencement on 
Saturday, May 23, just a few days after 
her husband, Richard Speairs, makes his 
retirement at LSU-S official. They plan to 
spend time at their Ouachita Mountains 
Biological Station in the Ouachita 
National Forest in Arkansas, but, Betty, 
don't stay away too long! 

Spring Enrollment Up 

A total of 932 students have 
registered for undergraduate and 
graduate classes this spring. An 
additional 125 students are enrolled in 
the MBA program. 

That compares to 83 1 students 
enrolled in graduate and undergraduate 
courses last spring, exclusive of MBA 
students. Total enrollment for Fall, 1986, 
was 93 1 students. 

"An increase in the number of 
students over last spring is normal due 
to the increase in the number of students 
we had in the fall," said Dr. Dorothy B. 
Gwin, dean of the College. "The 
significant fact is that enrollment has not 
gone down compared to the fall as is the 
case with most colleges and universities, 
including Centenary in the past. The fact 
that we have just one more student than 
in the fall is really good news for us." 

College officials feel that 
Centenary's national recognition as "One 
of the Nation's Best Colleges" by U.S. 
News and World Report and "One of the 
Best Buys" by The New York Times has been 
a factor in the increase in enrollment. 

Centenary gymnast Mary Beth Hebert 
models one of Olympic gymnasts Kathy 
\ohnson's warm-up jackets which will be auctioned 
Tuesday, April 2\,at the Athletic Department's 
annual fundraiser. East Ridge Country Club will 
be the site for the cocktail-buffet and silent auction 
which will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the live auction 
which will start at 8 p.m. Tickets, $10 each, are 
available from the Gold Dome, 318/869-5275. 
Hundreds of items including parties, trips, and 
one-of-a-kind events will make this one of their 
best auctions ever. 

If painters leave behind paintings, 
and sculptors leave behind finely sculpted 
chunks of marble, do teachers leave 
behind teachings? I woke up thinking 
about this in the middle of the night 
several days after lanie Floumoy had asked 
me to write an article about my philosophy 
of teaching. Generally when I wake up like 
that in the middle of the night I "scan my 
dreamscreen" for any interesting dreams. 
This night there were none. Only the 
thought of lanie Flournoys request and the 
realization that her (and now my) Monday 
deadline was near. Somehow, "deadline" 
takes on more of a macabre tone at 3:00 
a.m. I wondered silently in my warm bed 

A List of Names. 

A Lifetime of Learning. 

A Time of Teachings. 

By Dr. Mark Dulie 
Outstanding Teacher 1987 

why they call it a "deadline!" I gave up on 
"deadline" the same way I give up on why 
you can be "pretty ugly" but not "ugly 
pretty," or you can be "upset" but not 
"downset!" I guess there are some things 
in life we're better off not trying to figure 

So I got out of my warm bed and 
headed down the hall toward the 
computer. Slipping my Pie Writer disk into 
the disk drive, 1 thought of Descartes and 
how he had to get up really early and 
teach the Queen of Sweden all that 
philosophical stuff at the crack of dawn in 
the cold castle. I always think about 
Descartes when I have to get up early and 
it's cold. Mostly, I guess, because he 
caught pneumonia and died. 

The evening before, my wife Dee and 
I had gone over to a friend's house for 
dinner. The after dinner conversation 
turned to this article I had to write for Janie. 
Have you ever noticed if you keep putting 
off what you need to do at least you can 
make yourself feel a lot better by talking 
about how you're going to do it. The 
friend eventually said, "Well, what is your 

philosophy of teaching.?" I said something 
like, "Teaching ought to be sort of an 
educational process whereby when the 
student leaves the classroom, he takes 
with him the tools and the mindset to 
continue learning for the rest of his life." 
Then I added, "If I just had a neat way to 
say that!" 

As I sat at the computer trying to 
improve on my "philosophy of teaching," 
several things came to mind. First, as a 
psychologist I feel how you think is more 
important than what you think. Not that the 
latter isn't important, but that's the 
province of philosophy. As a psychologist 
I'm not too interested in if you're 
Methodist, a Buddhist, or an atheist. The 
important thing to me is how these beliefs 
affect your ability to live a productive and 
happy life. Life is like a bus ride. Some of 
us are on Trailways and some are on 
Greyhound. Some of us stay on the same 
bus all our lives. Some of us transfer to 
Amarillo. And we never seem to get to the 
end of the line. There's always more 
highway up ahead. If that's the case then it 
seems important that we make the trip as 
enjoyable as possible. The fun ought to be 
in the going, in the experiencing, in the 
living, not in the expectation of how great 
things will be once we get to Houston, 
Heaven, or wherever we think our bus is 
taking us. 

Second, as a psychologist I feel one 
of the best ways we learn is through our 
interaction with others. We interact with 
people around us everyday, and we can 
vicariously interact with real and fictitious j 
people from the past such as Christ, 
Gandhi, Scarlett from Tara, and Ayla from 
the Clan of the Cavebear. All have 
something to teach us if we approach 
them with an openness to learning. For 
me, one of the best things about teaching 
is the daily opportunity to interact and 
communicate with others who are excited 
by the learning process. My idea of a good 
class is one in which the students are 
prepared, they actively listen, they mentally 
digest, they wisely agree with me, or they ; 
question, they frown, they critique, they 
laugh, they think. This type of learning 
interaction most commonly takes place in 
the classroom. And I have never known 
anyone whom I consider an outstanding 
teacher who did not spark this kind of 
electric exchange with his or her students. 

As a beginning teacher, I can 
remember feeling very defensive about 

Mark Dulle, the skydiving professor, has taught 
at Centenary 1 5 years. He holds degrees from 
Memphis State University and LSU-Baton 

how much I knew or didn't know about 
the subject. I hoped that students 
wouldn't ask questions for fear that I 
wouldn't have the answer. I'm sure 1 
subtly or not so subtly discouraged them 
from doing so. I'm just as sure that as a 
consequence I diminished their 
enthusiasm for learning. I felt like I 
i needed to have an answer to every 
i question and would stretch for a 
i remotely related response rather than 
admit I didn't know. Now, in my fifteen 
years of teaching, I realize that I still don't 
have all the answers, but that's okay 
because THE RIGHT QUESTIONS are the 
key to learning. If we ask the right 

questions, the answers will follow. Worse 
than not knowing something, is not 
knowing that you don't know something. 

Although the learning exchanges 
typically take place in the classroom, they 
can happen in the caf, in the SUB, in an 
office, or on a bench near the roses in 
front of Hamilton Hall. We learn when we 
interact with people who are vibrant and 
alive. Like little Susan Lewis, the coed 
from Arkansas who in May of 1981 
precariously stood in the doorway of the 
twin engine Beech 300 feet above the 
Bodcau reserve and then launched all 
5'2" of her from the aircraft to become 
the first Centenary Parachute Club 
jumper. She taught all of us in the 
airplane a lot about bravery that day. 

Over in the Dome, we learned about 
quiet dignity and a certain regalness by 
observing the record setting play of 
Robert Parish. Somehow Robert's 
bearing seemed more appropriate to a 
proud Zulu chieftain than to a Centenary 
Gentleman. Who could forget during 
those years the exuberant hustle of Leon 
lohnson who refused to give up and with 
his at-the-buzzer shots beat both the 
University of Texas and the University of 
Arkansas. We all learned about what it 
meant to give 1 1 percent and how, 
when you do, amazing things happen. 

Brigitte Gort, the rosy cheeked, blue- 
eyed blonde from Holland, with her 
ability to speak five languages, her quick 
smile and easy grace, and her penchant 
for being friends with every segment of 
the Centenary campus, taught us all 
something about a sense of world 
community and caring. 

They're all there, neatly tucked away 
in the fifteen gradebooks I keep in the 
top drawer of my file cabinet. My former 
students. The famous ones like Robert 
Parish, Kathy Johnson, and Hal Sutton. 
The not so famous yet fondly 
remembered ones like Paul Boatright, 
Cathy Cheek, and Mike Marcell. And even 
the infamous and unfondly remembered 
ones like the student who hit me with his 
raquetball racquet, sending me to the 
emergency room at Highland Hospital 
for nine stitches. 

So that's what I'll leave behind. A 
list of names. A lifetime of learning. A 
time of teachings. 




Dr. Mary Waiters 


Dr. John B. Entriken 


Dr. Woodrow W. Pate 


Dr. Walter Lowrey 


Dr. Webb Pomeroy 


Dr. Wilfred Guerin 


Dr. Bryant Davidson 


Dr. Wayne Hanson 


Dr. Virginia Carlton 


Dr. Leroy Vogel 


Dr. Rosemary Seidler 


Dr. Lee Morgan 


Dr. Earle Labor 


Robert Ed Taylor 


Dr. Robert Hallquist 


Willard Cooper 


Dr. Alton 0. Hancock 


Dr. Dorothy B. Gwin 


Betty McKnight Speairs 
B.P. Causey 


Dr. A. Bradley McPherson 


Dr. Nolan G. Shaw 


Dr. Earle Labor 


Dr. Harold Christensen 


Dr. Eddie Vetter 


Dr. Mark Dulle 

On Teaching 

Centenary Professors Vmjje 
Classroom Experience 

Dr. Dorothy Gwin 

Dean of the College 

Higher education today 
confronts a number of issues; 
however, two dominate most 
conversations and articles. One is the 
concept that higher education must 
be accountable for effectively 
delivering the objectives it purports 
to deliver. The other is the 
importance of having distinguished 
teaching faculty. 

During 1986, a committee composed of faculty members and 
a trustee worked diligently to design a revised statement of goals 
and purpose for Centenary College. The faculty is now working to 
ascertain the most effective means by which to measure the 
outcome of these goals. We are committed to the idea of 
preparing each student to effectively achieve our educational 

Centenary College emphasizes the role of excellence in 
teaching when interviewing new faculty. The diverse backgrounds, 
interests, and activities of the faculty truly give students at 
Centenary a learning experience which is second to none. 
Students here have the opportunity to participate in the learning 
experience with a faculty who have as their priority a commitment 
to teaching. 

Last year I mentioned to you the commitment the College 
has made to effective communication through writing across the 
curriculum courses. We continue to strive to provide the finest 
educational experience available. Perhaps, we, like Churchill, feel, 
"So much accomplished, yet so much to be gained." 

Dr. Frank Carroll 

Dean of the Hurley 
School of Music 

Music teaching has to be one 
of the most fascinating and 
rewarding of professions. Fascinating 
because it deals not only with an 
interesting and important subject 
matter but also because it provides 
the teacher (perhaps "guide" is a 
better word) with the opportunity to know and observe the 
students' developing intellect, physical prowess and emotional 
responses. Music performance involves the performer as 
completely, perhaps, as any other human activity as it requires a 


total commitment of mind, body and spirit. Its teaching, then, asks 
that the teacher be totally tuned in to the students as they grapple 
with this commitment. And it is the mutual solution of the 
problems posed by the music along with the growth and maturing 
of the students' responses which is so rewarding. To know that 
one has helped a student find his way in this noble art is a 
priceless reward, for in finding his way he often also finds himself. 
Surely there can be few endeavors that are as gratifying. 

Dr. Virginia Carlton 

Professor Emeritus 
of Mathematics 

I wish that I could write these 
paragraphs as a lyrical poem 
expressing the pleasures that I have 
known during 45 years of teaching 
mathematics to undergraduates, all 
but five of those years in small libera 
arts colleges in Louisiana, Georgia, 
and Liberia. Of the many satisfying things one of the greatest was 
having classes small enough to get to know the students as 
individuals. And what individuals they were - and are! 

Although they differed in their mathematical abilities and 
backgrounds, in their study habits, and in their enjoyment of 
mathematics, in every group of undergraduates that I have known 
anywhere in the world there has been an intelligence, an 
underlying idealism, a desire for success, and a sense of humor 
that has made the classroom the most exciting place that one 
could choose to be. 

I loved the thoughtful ness of a student who, by asking the 
proper questions, would lead me to discover a mistake I had 
made in a proof on the board. And an art major who, although 
trigonometry problems were almost an inconceivable task for her 
to perform, considered the concepts beautiful and painted a 
picture which she felt tied them all together. And the kid who 
when asked why he brought his binoculars to class said, "1 am 
trying to pay very close attention." And the students who from 
time to time would say, "I think 1 have a better way of proving thai 
theorem." And the ones who would come to my office to make 
suggestions, many times helpful, about how I could improve my 
teaching. And those who were enjoying learning so much that 
they would invite me to join them in their learning in other 

A real wonder of teaching at the undergraduate level has 
been sharing in the learning not only of the students but also of 
the Faculty whose expertise in the humanities, social sciences, 
natural and physical sciences is so readily available. What riches! 

(Editor's Note-. In the following story, part- 
time faculty member Ed Crawford recalls his first 
day on the job. He is one of 33 professionals from 
the community who bring their expertise and 
dedication to the Centenary classroom as part- 
time teachers. In addition to English Literature, 
Ed has taught courses on Homer, Dante, Greek 
Literature in translation and elementary and 
intermediate Greek.) 

I began my part-time teaching 
career in the Fall of 1977 shortly after 
returning to Shreveport from graduate 
school at the University of Texas. Dr. Lee 
Morgan needed a teacher for a section of 
English 102, Introduction to Literature, 
and invited me to take the class. 
Although the idea of teaching poems and 
plays and short stories was very 
appealing to me, I had never actually 
taught anything in my life. I don't know if 
Dr. Morgan knew this at the time, but I 
wasn't about to tell him. 1 accepted his 
generous offer immediately. 

The initial meeting of my new class 
was an experience I shall never forget. 
Several nights of diligent preparation 
vanished into thin air when I found 
i myself confronted by some 20 pairs of 
I eyes carrying expressions of incredulity 
and apprehension. I had never 
anticipated the difficulty of facing all of 
those eyes. Trying to hold back a growing 
sense of panic, I decided something must 
be done and quickly. 

And not a moment too soon my 
Riggs' Class Record purchased only a few 
hours before, loomed up before me from 
the lecturn behind which I was standing. 
Suddenly I knew what I had to do. I 

For Part-Time Teacher 

First Day 
Of Class 
Still Vivid 

Businessman Ed Crawford teaches Greek 

call the roll. That went fairly well, even 
though several names got rather 
mangled in the process. But as the end 
of the roster drew close, I realized that 
even reading the roll slowly and badly 
doesn't take very long and that if I didn't 
come up with something profound to say 
to this group, they would probably all get 
up and leave. And how would I ever 
explain that to Dr. Morgan! 

As a great admirer of Socrates, I 
asked myself what he would have done 
in a situation like this. "What is 
Literature?" I blurted out. 

No one said anything. Several 
students looked shocked; others were 
obviously resentful. I shuddered as I 
recalled too late, that Socrates was forced 
to drink Hemlock because he asked too 
many questions. 

Still silence. I knew disaster was 
imminent. Like a caged animal, I resolved 
to go down fighting. So I read a story. 

The story was brief, only a page 

It was about a couple eating dinner at a 
restaurant. Toward the end of their meal, 
a waiter brought out a small cake, with 
one candle upon it, while the restaurant's 
musician played "Happy Birthday." The 
woman beamed with pleasure as the 
cake was set before her husband. But 
when the music ceased, he, obviously 
angry, said something to her under his 
breath. The story ends with the woman 
weeping quietly, her joy shattered by the 
cruel words of her husband. 

The effect the story had upon us 
was magical. Our attention was 
immediately diverted from ourselves, 
teacher and students, and redirected into 
the imaginative world of the story. For a 
moment our own cares and preoccupa- 
tions were held suspended while we 
focused upon one small event in the lives 
of two characters who "lived" only in the 
words of the story. And by participating, 
if only briefly and vicariously, in the 
suffering and the anguish of that woman, 
we perhaps learned something we hadn't 
known before. Aristotle called this 
experience "catharsis," a cleansing. 
Aeschuylus said we must suffer to be 

The spell cast upon us by the story 
and our subsequent discussion of it was 
broken by the ringing of the bell. And we 
all know that no red-blooded college 
student ever let a little catharsis get in 
the way of bolting for the door when the 
bell rings. 

Some ten years later, my Riggs' 
Class Record is battered and worn. Dr. 
Morgan, infinitely patient, hasn't given up 
on me yet. 


Richard L. Ray '37 

Hall of Fame 

Along with a good education, most Centenary 
graduates take with them at graduation a willingness to 
serve their fellow man. One of the best examples is Dick 
Ray of Tyler, Texas, recently inducted into the Alumni 
Association's prestigious Hall of Fame. 

In addition to his duties as general partner of Fair Oil, 
Ltd., and owner of R.L. Ray, Ltd., Dick serves as the 
chairman of the Finance Committee of Glenwood United 
Methodist Church; on the Board of Directors for the 
Medical Center Hospital and the East Texas Chest 
Foundation, and is past president of the Smith County 
Child Welfare Unit. He is also Chairman of the Board of 
Workreation, Inc. 

An active member of the Centenary College Board of 
Trustees, Dick is a longtime member of its Executive 
Committee. He is also a member of the Executive 
Committees of the R.W. Fair Foundation, the Energy 
Consumers and Producers Association, and the Petroleum 
Data Library. 

Throughout the South, Dick Ray exemplifies 
Centenary College's dedication to value-centered 

Lorraine LeSage X50 

Because Lorraine LeSage X50 has taken on many a 
volunteer project for Centenary College, her appointment 
as chairman of The Muses was not surprising. 

The Muses are a group of professional women - 
alumnae and non alumnae - who act as a task force to 
accomplish projects and programs for the students at 
Centenary. In less than three years, they have raised money 
for the endowment, redecorated the lobby of Jackson Hall, 
purchased new maroon and white robes for the choir, and 
built sundecks on two dormitory roofs. Their next fund- 
raising project will be a Book Bazaar, Sept. 25-26, in 
Shreveport's Mall St. Vincent. (See Potpourri for more 

When Lorraine is not working with The Muses, she is 
busy with Yearwood-LeSage Realtors and with her many 
outside civic activities: Shreveport Beautification 
Foundation Board; Strand Theatre,- Opera and Symphony 
Guilds; Metropolitan Planning Commission; YWCA Board; 
United Fund; Mothers Against Drugs; and March of Dimes 
Board. She has also served on the LSU statewide 
Commission for the Arts. 

At Centenary, Lorraine has been a member of the 
Alumni Board and the Campus Beautification Committee 
and has served as a class agent and a volunteer in the 
Great Teachers-Scholars Fund. 









FRANK BOYDSTON '27 and wife Bess 
ran into ELOISE ADAMS FRY '24 on a 
Centenary-sponsored East Felicianas 
Pilgrimage Tour late in March of last year. 
present at all the reunions was on the same 

DUTCH BINION and his wife, Clydee, are 
living in Pascagoula, Miss. There are three 
children and eight grands in his family. For 
some 20 years, Dutch successfully coached 
high school football, and after his retirement, 
the community honored him by naming their 
athletic facility BINION Stadium. 

A quote from last December 24 
Shreveport Times, "Athletics at Centenary 
enabled me to get a fine education. Now I'm 
doing what I can to help the athletes there." 
This statement was in conjunction with a 
$24,000 boost to Centenary as OTTO 
DUCKWORTH '29 collaborated with his 
employer of 37 years, American Oil, Co., on an 
equal matching plan. Otto and his wife, 
Louise, established a general scholarship 
recently in behalf of the Centenary Women's 
Club. These two are five-star supporters of 
Centenary, and we proudly salute them. 


DANIEL M. FINCH, SR. '31 has been 
retired for 16 years after 1 7 years of teaching 
history and coaching football and 16 years of 
administration all in Middletown, NY. Senior 
High School. He has four grandchildren, two 
in college. On yearly trips to Florida he sees 

DR. D.L. DYKES '38 was honored as one 
of Schumpert Heart Rehabilitation Center's 
"Most Courageous Patient Award" recipients. 
Dr. Dykes, pastor emeritus of the First United 
Methodist Church of Shreveport, had a stroke, 
a heart attack and bypass surgery in a five- 
week period; being in the hospital 4'/2 
months. Today, he goes to work everyday, 
teaches a television Sunday school class and 
reports to the rehabilitation center three times 
a week. 

STEELE '40 shortly after graduation. In 1942 
he joined the Air Force, was seriously 
injured and spent three years in hospitals, 
retiring in 1947 with the rank of Major. Upon 
his return, he attended the University of 
Colorado Law School and entered private 
practice in 1950. Now semi-retired, he has a 
son, daughter and three grandchildren. He 
was a Trustee of Colorado State Colleges for 
13 years. He went to Pakistan for USAID 
agency and then completed an around-the- 
world trip, and is now a member of a travel 
club in Denver and tours whenever able. He 
sends regards to all former classmates. 

'42 and DR. AUBREY L. MCCLELLAN, (R. '43 
have just completed a tour of the South 
Pacific: Fiji, New Zealand, Australia, Singapore 
and Hong Kong. The highlight of the tour was 
spending nine days in the homes of two 
"Aussie" brothers with whom they had 
corresponded for 40 years Trips to a sheep 
station and the "Outback" were great 

VIRGINIA LEE ROGERS '44 writes that 
she received her masters degree in education 
from the University of Texas in Austin and has 
a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the 
American Speech and Hearing Association of 
Washington, DC, and is a registered speech 
pathologist. She is now retired. 

In addition to a full line of office supplies, 
commercial printing and office furniture, the 
Drake Co. of Shreveport now provides free 
office planning by President GEORGE N 
DRAKE '47. 

After 31 years with Mobil Oil Corp., 
GARON MIRACLE retired Nov 1, 1986, with 
his last position being manager of planning 
and technology in the Systems & Computer 
Services Department. He was worked in 
Singapore, Bangkok, Los Angeles, New York 
and Fairfax, Va., where he plans to remain. His 
daughter, Lee Ann, is a 3rd year architecture 
student at University of Virginia, and his son, 
lohn, is a high school senior. He is listed in 
the 1986-87 edition of "Who's Who in the 

In Memoriam 

Mary Grace Lowrey Spinks '29 
December 5, 1986 

Walter F. "Red" Kirkland '35 
January 14, 1987 

Margaret Jean Rhodes Piatt '37 
January 1987 

Pierce Alphonso "Pete" Lively '38 
January 15, 1987 

Lucille Smith Starling '38 
January 27, 1987 

Robert Gray Hammett '39 
January 1, 1987 

Joanne Marshall Abney '49 
January 23, 1987 

Ruth Elaine Heidman Thaxton '63 
December 8, 1986 

Maury Wayne H '74 
March 12, 1987 

South and Southwest." 

ROBERT A. YOUNG, IR. '49 was recently 
elected director of the Guadalupe Valley 
Electic Co-Op, and SIDNEY BREWSTER 
YOUNG '49 is serving as director of the 
Independence Savings & Loan Association in 
Gonzales, Texas. 


IEAN GRANTZ PERRY '51 writes that she 
is presently working in the Enzyme Immuno 
Assay Department at Washington Hospital 
Center in Washington, DC, and hopes for a 
repeat of an alumni get-together that was held 
several years ago. 

general manager in charge of the more than 
35 restaurants, bars, snack bars and kitchens 
that feed the hungry or thirsty members of the 
25 million people who visit or work at San 
Francisco International Airport An average of 
2 1 ,000 people per day are served A resident 
of Millbrae, Bill is active in Bay Area food and 
beverage service groups; director and trustee 
and past president of the Restaurant and 
Hotel Association of San Mateo County; past 
president of the San Francisco Food 
Executives Association; a director and past 
president of the Society of Bacchus, and is a 
charter member of the Bay Area Glass society 

DR. RONALD S PRYER '52 visited the 
Centenary campus for the first time in 34 
years last October and could hardly believe 
the changes. After working for the State of 
Louisiana for 30 years, he retired two years 
ago and is now in private practice and 
enjoying having more time for church work 
and travel. He is currently chairperson of the 
Counsel on Ministries at the First United 
Church in Pineville, La. His wife, Margaret, is 
also a retired psychologist. 

GSX Polymers, Inc., served as symposium co- 
chairman at the 1 30th Meeting of the Rubber 
Division, American Chemical Society in 
Atlanta, Ga„ last October. The Symposium, 
"Recycling of Elastromeric Products" was 
presented to over 1300 scientists, business 
leaders, and representatives from colleges and 
universities from around the world. 

DOUGLAS PETERSON '54 chancellor at 
Bossier Parish Community College, was 
named "MR BOSSIER" by the Bossier City 
Optimist Club He was selected for his 
community involvement and the hours of 
volunteer work he has done to help Bossier 

). DELTON PICKERING '57 is director of 
Ministries in Higher Education for the 
Baltimore Conference of the United Methodist 
Church. He is also executive director of 
Ecumenical Campus Ministry, Inc., a regional 
organization for ministry in higher education 
in Maryland and Washington, D.C. He is 
currently serving a two-year term as president 
of the National Campus Ministry Association, 


and is adjunct professor at Wesley 
Theological Seminary in Washington. 

from teaching in August 1986. He is now 
self-employed part time as a cattleman in 
Bossier City, La. He will be maintaining his 
permanent residence in Pensacola, Fla., 
where his wife is a special education 
teacher for visually impaired students. 

DR. PAUL SNOW '58 writes that his 
daughter, Wendy, graduated from high 
school this year and was named Allegheny 
County Fair Queen as well as first runner- 
up to the Maryland State Farm Queen. 
Wife, Faye, took her USA Prime Aerobic 
Dance Team to the AAU National Finals in 
July. Faye is a former ballerina with the 
Washington School of Ballet. 

HOMER THOMAS '58 and wife Vicki 
have three children who have all graduated 
from Texas A&M. The elder Thomases are 
also grandparents. 

reports she does wildlife rehabilitation 
work. She has one child in electrical 
engineering and one child in nursing. 


belongs to the professional singing group 
"The Noteables." She is involved each 
spring with America's show club White 
Rock Kiwanis Club of Dallas doing a 
Broadway musical produced and directed 
by the Dallas Summer Musicals staff. She 
and her husband belong to the White Rock 
Methodist Church and have one daughter, 
Renee (24), who has recently married. 

RALPH A. CRANSTON '60 is now 
employed as principal at Franklin Academy 
in Winsboro, La. 

JERRY N. GUIN '60 has been named 
district manager of Southwestern Electric 
Power Company in Vivian, La. Jerry has 
worked for SWEPCO for 27 years. 

1964 Class Agent, CHAT REED reports 
that BILL NELSON '63 has a new address 
in Helena, Ala., and is the director of 
University Libraries at Samford University. 

IAMES M. MCCOY '66 has been 
named vice president and director of 
military sales for Untied of Omaha, Mutual 
of Omaha's life insurance affiliate. He 
joined the Companies in 1981 following a 
30-year career in the United States Air 
Force. He was named second vice 
president of military sales and public 
affairs later that year. United's military 
sales division has more than $1 billion of 
in-force life insurance on active-duty and 
retired military personnel. 

JANE FLEMING KEENE '68 and family 
are spending this academic year in China 
where her husband, Dr. Thomas Keene, is 
serving an exchange professorship at 
Yangzhou Teachers College, Yangzhou, 
liangsu Province. lane and her two 
children, Sarah (11) and Michael (8), were 
kept busy at Christmas because their new 

Alumni Giving 
Is Up 

As of March 31, 1987, over 
1 8 percent of Centenary alumni 
have contributed to the Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund, making 
us well on our way to our goal 
of 25 percent. There is still time 
to give: our fiscal year ends 
May 31, 1987. 


friends and playmates were so eager to 
learn of American traditions and festivals. 
They will be back home at Kennesaw 
College in Georgia in September. 

very proud of daughter Beth, age 1 1 , as she 
has just passed her FCC. Ham Radio 
exam along with her dad and now is the 
youngest ham operator in Des Moines, 

BILLY B. GATES '69 owner and 
operator of Centenary Hardware in 
Shreveport, has been appointed to the 
board of directors of Family Federal 
Savings and Loan. 

to report that she is Mrs. and not Ms. Watts 
which was misprinted in the President's 
Report. She sends her thanks to ANNE 
LUDKE and other volunteers for calling 

'69 is now living in Albuquerque, N.M., 
where she is currently employed with the 
state's largest law firm as a paralegal 
specializing in computerized support for 
large litigations (a database manager.) 

CHARLES D. CREGER '69 who is 
president of Creger Spring and Automotive 
in Shreveport is happy to be celebrating 
the company's 55th anniversary this year. 


husband Bob are the proud parents of 
Kate Payne Howard, born June 28, 1986. 
Kate's response to all the adulation she 
receives (including licks from the dog) 

-50% is "Goo!" 

her Doctor of Musical Arts degree on 
December 19, 1986, from Southwestern 
Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth. 

retired from the teaching profession to 
become a full-time homemaker. She and 
her husband are happily expecting the 
arrival of their second baby in March 1987 

his wife ELLEN MISCH '75 have moved 
and are now living at 23 Madawaska Street 
Bedford, Mass. 01730. Ellen and Maurice 
have two children and are expecting a 
third. She did graduate work in biology at 
the University of New Orleans when 
Maurice received his Ph.D. there in 1979. 
Maurice did post doctoral study at the 
Harvard Medical School under Dr. Bert 
Vallee, and Ellen worked as senior 
technician there before the children 
arrived. Currently, Maurice is senior 
research chemist and radiation safety 
officer at Dupont in North Billerica, Mass. 
He is involved in doing basic research 
using radioactive metals in the treatment 
of cancer. 

of their home near El Reno, Okla., where 
LARRY 79 is pastor of a small church. The! 
love country life and are the proud parent 
of two girls, Lauren, 6, and Erin, 6 months 
Molly just quit her job of five years at 
South Community hospital. She also wrot 
that CAROL STRINGER 79 is still in Texas 
with husband Terry. 

PIETER DE WIEJS 78 sent a lovely 
postcard from Trondheim, Norway, where 
he works on an offshore engineering 
project for the North Sea 

been elected to the National Executive 
Committee of the American Society of 
University Composers. He is currently 
organizing a New Musical Festival to be 
held in Wrexham, Wales, in July, where he 
is presently residing. He writes that 
SELWYN ROBERTS 79 is still living in 
Scotland doing a lot of rock climbing and 
playing drums in a Scottishg folk group! 

BURNETT 79 received her doctorate in 
history from Tulane University this past 
summer Husband lohn rented a streetca 
for the grand occasion, and Dr. Ginny was 
greeted by a carload of friends (including 
KATHY KEYES BONE 79) upon leaving tf 
ceremonies. Ginny and John bought a 
house in Austin - 1 1 1 Franklin, Austin, 
Texas 78751. 

dropped a line announcing the addition c 
loseph Paul to their family. He was born 
September 18. Her neighbor and "partnei 
in pregnancy" AMANDA GARRETT EARL 1 ) 
78 also wrote of the birth of Hannah Sue 
her second child. 

MARTHA KELLY 79 spent part of he 
summer enjoying camping in Colorado 
with a friend and sent word of BECKY 
DAVIS 79. Martha saw them at an at-horo 
lingerie party. And at another party she 


saw ELLEN COLE 78, PETE DEBUYS 80 and 

his wife, Dianne, had their first child, Douglas 
Wilson, on September 30. lack and Dianne are 
also building a new house and should be in 
by now. Their new address will be: 421 S. 
Crescent Lane, Houma, La. 70360. 

LUCIE THORNTON 79 is busy as pledge 
advisor to the Chi Omegas at Tulane,- she said 
they know how to polish off a keg! She's 
working on certification as a divorce mediator 
in custody matters. She and Frank went to 
Maine and NYC this summer. Frank was 
featured in New Orleans GAMBIT with his car 
this summer. 

1979 Class Agent ANN RYBA writes that 
they went to NYC this summer, too, and spent 
time with ANDY MAYER 77. He and loan are 
working hard. They also saw HOLLY 78 and 
HEATHER HAWKINS '81. Heather is assistant 
director at a ballet company. 

SCOTT ECHOLS 79 has joined the staff 
of the American Independent Business 
Network (AIBN). In that position he will be 
responsible for coordination of fundraising 
and development research activities, and the 
day-to-day operation of foundation 
headquarters. Scott also holds a juris doctor 
from the Vanderbilt School of Law where he 
won The Weldon B. White Prize for the Best 
Written Study of Some Aspect of the Law of 
Tennessee, and also served at Vanderbilt's 
Legal Clinic and on the University's Appellate 
Review Board. In 1985 he earned a master of 
divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity 
School, where he won the Wilber F. Tillett 
Prize for the Best Work on Theology and 
Philosophy of Religion. He also earned 
[scholarships for undergraduate work at Duke 
University and graduate study at Yale 
University's Divinity School, serving on the 
Political Action Committee at Yale, and as 
Chairman of the Steering Committee for the 
Associated Students of Duke University. 


MARY BEA THOMAS '80 is doing great 
and loves her job at The Ole State House in 
Little Rock, Ark. 

In a special presentation, REBECCA 
CAMP THOMPSON '80 was honored as the 
first consultant to surpass $1 million in sales 
pt Entre Computer Center, Oklahoma City, 
pkla. The milestone achievement came just 
p months after joining the firm. Before 
toming to Entre, Rebecca had been a 
isecretary and executive assistant and had no 
prior experience in sales. 

ROBERT A. GANNAWAY '80 married 
SUSAN ROBERTSON '84 on June 21, 1986. 
Susan will graduate with a B.S. in Business 
Administration from Nicholls State University 
n May 1987 and Robert will graduate from 
LSU Medical School New Orleans in May 
1987. He will begin a Family Practice residency 
n July 1987 in a city yet to be decided. 

Stephen L. Stroud, who is married to the 
ormer DENISE OBRYNE '81 recently 
announced the formation of his own natural 
?as liquids marketing firm, Phoenix Natural 
3as Liquids Company, Inc. Denise is keeping 


Do you remember what it was like 
to prepare for a major test? To spend 
sleepless nights reading and reviewing 
and hoping you were studying the right 
information, that which was considered 
most important by a challenging 
teacher, a professor such as . . . (each of 
us former students from classes 1921- 
86 has one or more persons in mind)? 

Each year, as Homecoming 
approaches, 1 find myself in a similar 
situation as endless hours are spent in 
preparation, and in wondering if 
alumni, faculty, and students will 
participate in the activities of 
Homecoming, activities they consider 
essential for such a celebration. In 
evaluating the outcome of these two 
situations, how does one determine if 
the results are successful? There are a 
few observations 1 would like to offer 
using these two situations in point. 

Success is a shared experience. To 
paraphrase an old adage, "No person is 
an island," thus, no one individual 
alone can achieve anything that is truly 
worthwhile. Whether in the classroom 
or at Homecoming, there are elements 
of interdependence ultimately crucial 
to success. Homecoming involves many 
people from staff, members of the 
Alumni Board, and Reunion Organizers 
who assist in planning, to the students, 
faculty, and alumni who "come home," 
all who actively participate. Each and 
every one is essential to a successful 
Homecoming event. At Centenary, one 
of the most laudable and consistent 
comments from students and alumni 
is the pride they feel in the close 
relationship common between 
professor and student. When such a 
personal relationship occurs in the 
classroom, a successful learning 
experience results, one that is long 
remembered and cherished. 

Success is not a grade one 
achieves. 1 admit there have been times 
when I lost sight of this truth - when a 
grade point average was used as a 
criteria for reaching a longed-for goal, 
or when a promotion hinged on 
statistical improvement. But, after all is 

said and done, whether or not a goal is 
attained, that which endures is a quality 
of life which is inherent to Success. In a 
verse from "On Teaching" in the 
collection The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran says 
of the teacher, "If he is indeed wise he 
does not bid you enter the house of his 
wisdom, but rather leads you to the 
threshold of your own mind." 
Centenary's faculty has traditionally 
encouraged this kind of success, 
enabling each student to embrace 
learning not just in the classroom, but 
throughout the whole of life. 

The sweet smell of success is a 
fragrance each of us can enjoy. I 
appreciate those who worked with me 
on Homecoming and also those who 
attended - we all do indeed, share in 
its success. Yet, Homecoming 1987 will 
be remembered more for the quality of 
experiences which helped shape us and 
which bring us "home" to share, than 
because of the increased numbers who 
attend. I am also appreciative of and 
indebted to those teachers at 
Centenary who impressed on me the 
true meaning of Success. As you reflect 
on the relationships you shared with 
various professors during your tenure 
as a Centenary student, why not take a 
moment to write to me about one or 
more who played a significant role in 
your life? This column can become a 
forum for honoring them, those 
outstanding teachers who challenged 
and enabled us to think, to question 
and to embrace Success as a way of life. 

— Anita C. Martin 
Director of Alumni Relations 

busy with Kathryn Camille who arrived 
November 22, 1986, as well as teaching fifth 
grade at Turner Elementary. Their new address 
is 672 Ockley, Shreveport, La., 71 106. 

'81 are the proud parents of son, William 
Winston Eads, bom July 1, 1986. 

B. BROWN '83 has accepted a new job 
and with the position she will be relocating to 
Dallas, Texas. Look out "Big D" . . . here comes 


DAVID W. LANGSTON '83 recently made 
a career change and is now working for 
SWEPCO in downtown Shreveport while wife, still a student at Centenary and will 
graduate in May, 1987. She will be working 
part-time with Seidman & Seidman CPA's 
starting in lanuary. They really enjoyed the 
"Rhapsody-in-View" this year. "Keep up the 
good work Centenary Choir." 


To Parents of Centenary Graduates 

If your son or daughter no longer lives at home and would like to 
receive the Centenary magazine at his or her new address, please 
send the information to Research and Records, Centenary College, 
P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 71134-1188. 




Shreveport, Louisiana 71104 




1/ you receive more than one copy of this magazine, please share with a friend. 

1983 Class Agent CATHY AMSLER '83 
was married to CHRIS ROGERS '81 in her 
hometown of Little Rock, Ark., on August 23. 
Other "Class of '83-ers" in attendance were 
BURKHALTER. Cathy and Chris will be living 
and working in Washington, D.C., area and 
would love to have visitors! 

husband Don are newly expecting parents, 
and we wish them all the best! 

joined the staff of Louie Lewis Designs 
Advertising Agency as account executive and 
creative consultant. She was formerly 
employed by the Shreveport Regional Arts 
Council in the Arts in Education program as a 
member of the Shakespeare troupe. She is 
active in Shreveport theatre and received the 
Times Drama Award as Best Actress for 1985-86 
for her portrayal of Mrs. Kendall in "The 
Elephant Man." 

STEVE GREEN '85 is currently trying to 
sell real estate for Holloway-Watkins & 
Associates. He needs customers . . . give him a 

JENNIFER BLAKEMAN '85 wrote that 
she is living in Los Angeles, Calif., with Eddie 
and Vallerie Van Halen She hopes to have an 
album produced by next summer. 

SCOTT E. RITCH '86 writes that he and 
'86 classmates GARY A. GILL, f. TIM OGDEN, 
and PATRICK E. SEWELL are surviving their 
first year as student physicians at LSU School 
of Medicine in Shreveport. 

attending his first year at LSU School of 
Medicine in New Orleans. 

Tulane University working on her Ph.D. in 

Please send your news for Strictly 

Personal to the 

Office of Public Relations 

Centenary College 

P.O. Box 41 188 

Shreveport, LA 71 134-1 188 

Spring Events 
At Centenary College 

Afl Alumni and Special Friends of the College 

Are Cordially Invited to Attend 

Any and All Events 

Wednesday, April 1 5 

Fburnoy-Harter Cooking School 

Two of Shreveport's favorite cooks will conduct a cooking 
demonstration and tasting to benefit The Muses. 10:30 a.m., coffee,- 
1 1 a.m., demonstration; tickets $6.50 each from The Muses, Office of 
Public Relations, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 

Tuesday, April 21 

Sixth Annual Athletic Auction 

Hundreds of items will be sold in silent and live auction at this 
exciting fundraiser at East Ridge Country Club. 6:30 p.m., cocktail- 
buffet and silent auction; 8 p.m., live auction. Tickets $10 each from 
The Gold Dome, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 71 134-1 188, 

Saturday, May 23 


Sculptor and Professor of Art James Surls will focus on the works of 
North Louisiana artist Clyde Connell, who will be awarded an 
Honorary Degree at the 2:30 p.m. event in the Gold Dome. Some 175 
students will receive undergraduate and graduate degrees during the 
College's 163rd Commencement. 

Monday, ]une 1 

Centenary] Night 

The Gold Dome will be the setting for this special night to celebrate 
the Louisiana Conference and Centenary College. The mood will be 
festive for this 7:30 p.m. event featuring music, awards, and 


Summer 1987 J 









Sculptor Speaks 
At Commencement 

Smithsonian Selects 
Meadows for Project 

Sylvia and Warren Lowe 

Alumni Collectors 
Have Folk Art on Tour 

Four First Ladies 
Share Memories 

President VJebb 

One Man 
Can Make 
A Difference 

Sharp, Peters 
Named To Board 
of Trustees 

Bishop Underwood 

Dr. Walter Underwood, Bishop of 
the Louisiana United Methodist 
Conference, died at Methodist Hospital 
in Houston April 1 5 after a brief illness. 

Dr. Underwood was named Bishop 
of the Louisiana Conference in 
September, 1984, after being elected to 
the episcopacy in July, 1984. Prior to that, 
he had served as pastor of St. Luke's 
United Methodist Church in Houston, 
the third largest church in Methodism. 

Many changes came to the 
Louisiana denomination and Centenary 
College after Dr. Underwood came on 
board. "1 am an innovator," he said in an 
interview in The (Shreveport) Times. "No 
question about that." 

At Centenary, Dr. Underwood was the creator of Centenary! Night, a festive event 
held on the first night of Annual Conference to celebrate the College and the Church. Heij 
started a recognition program awarding silver trophies to the churches with the most 
students at Centenary. He was a productive member of the Centenary Church 
Council . . . and the list could go on and on. 

"No people or agency of the Church received more of his creative devotion or 
support than Centenary College," President Webb affirmed. "He lifted both the 
Conference's commitment to us, and our service to the Churches, to their highest level 
will miss him deeply, both as my friend and as my Bishop." 

He is survived by his wife, the former Billye Whisnand of Dallas, and three sons, 
Ron, Don, and Walter Lee Underwood, II. 

Bishop Walter Underwood 

On the Cover 

A favorite piece from the collection of Centenary alumni Sylvia and Warren Lowe is 
I Don't No No Bity , 1983, by Mary T. Smith. The 25" x 24" enamel paint on tin is part of 
"BAKING IN THE SUN: Visionary Images from the South," an exhibit of folk art which wil 
be on exhibit in Centenary's Meadows Museum during the months of September and 
October. The exhibit, which will take a two-year tour of the South, was organized by the 
University Art Museum at the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette where 
Sylvia and Warren now make their home. 

Centenary College recognizes all former students - graduates and non-graduates - as alumni. 

The Centenary Magazine, Centenary 
(USPS015560), July, 1987, Volume 15, 
No. 1 is published four times annually in 
July, October, January, and April by the 
Office of Public Relations, 291 1 
Centenary Boulevard, Shreveport, 
Louisiana 71 104-3396. Second Class 
postage paid at Shreveport La. 
POSTMASTER: Send address changes to 
Centenary, P.O. Box 4 1 1 88, Shreveport, 
La. 71134-1188. 

Centenary strives to create an understanding of the mission, plans, and progress of 
Centenary College and to inform readers of current happenings on and off campus. 

Editor Janie Flournoy ". 

Special Contributions Charlotte ij 

Herman Mhire, director, University Art Museum, US 

Bess Lambe 

Production Creative Type, In 

Mid-South Pre 

Alumni Director Anita C. Martin I 

Photography Janie Flournc 


The Rev. Howard Finsterin Paradise Garden, Summerville, GA. 1985. 

Meadows to Showcase Folk Art 



Southern culture, from folk art to 
singin' the blues, will be celebrated 
during the months of September and 
October at Centenary's Meadows 
Museum of Art. 

A $4200 grant from the Louisiana 
Endowment for the Humanities will 
underwrite the event, entitled 
"Southern Culture: A Celebration of 
Visionary Arts." 

Highlighting the celebration will 
;be an exhibit of more than 1 50 works 
from the private collection of 
Centenary alumni Warren 70 and 
Sylvia Lowe 71 of Lafayette entitled 
"Baking In The Sun - Visionary Images 
From the South." The works of art, 
mostly by black artists, are the result 
of religious visions and mystical 

Artists included in the exhibit are 
the Rev. Howard Finster, Son Thomas, 
Sam Doyle, Mary T. Smith, Raymond 

Coins, Henry Spiller, Willard Watson, 
luanita Rogers, IB. Murray, Bessie 
Harvey, George William, lames Harold 
lennings, Royal Robertson, Burgess 
Dulaney, and Luster Willis. 

Finster, now 70 and an active 
revivalist minister for nearly 40 years, 
began painting in 1976. Since then he 
has become known as one of America's 
leading visionary folk artists. His works 
combine enamel with wood, paper, 
fabric, glass and tin, combining 
religious fervor with apocalyptic images 
and Bible verses. 

Finster's works have been widely 
shown, and he has been commissioned 
to create works for such diverse 
patrons as the Library of Congress and 
the rock group Talking Heads. He is a 
1982 recipient of a National 
Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, 
and has been profiled in The Wall 
Street Journal, Life magazine, and in 

two PBS documentaries. 

Son Thomas is primarily known 
as being one of the nation's last 
traditional blues guitarists. But he has 
a second career as creator of unfired 
clay sculptures of skulls, coffins and 
animals. The singer receives ideas for 
his works and his music through 
dreams. Those works have been 
included in a recent, acclaimed show 
on black folk at the Cororan Gallery. 

A Southern Culture Forum will be 
held Saturday, Sept. 5, at 1 p.m. in the 
Marjorie Lyons Playhouse, with Dr. 
William Ferris, director of the Center for 
the Study of Southern Culture at the 
University of Mississippi; Finster, and 
Son Ford Thomas. 

For more information on the 
exhibit or forum, please contact The 
Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary 
College, P.O. Box 41 188, Shreveport, La. 

Smithsonian Selects 
Meadows Museum 
For National Project 

Meadows Museum of Art 


: 1976 


Algur H. Meadows, Centenary alumnus, oilman, and art 


Permanent home for the Jean Despujols Collection of 
Paintings and Drawings of Indochina. Dedicated to the 
preservation, exhibition and interpretation in context of the 


Director/Curator.. .Professor Willard Cooper 
Director of Programs. .Judy Godfrey 
Assistant to the Curator... Bruce Allen 


Despujols Collection featured in National Geographic, April, 

Accredited by the American Association of Museums, 1979. 

Documentary film, INDOCHINA REVISITED, recipient of 10 
film festival awards, viewed in 1 1 states, and aired on 
Louisiana Public Broadcasting Station. 

Smithsonian Institution selects Meadows Museum as one 
of five museums in nation to participate in 1987 Teacher 
Intern Program. 


The Shreveport Art Guild sponsors temporary exhibitions, 
lectures by national art authorities, and film series. 


Docent program with 82 volunteers give guided tours to over 
2500 public school students each year. Three different 
community outreach programs presented to 56 classrooms 
and organizations. 


Eight galleries with 4500 square feet of exhibition space. 


Average of 1 8,000 visitors per year with 32 states and 5 foreign 
countries represented for major exhibitions. 


Tuesday-Friday 1-5 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 2-5 p.m. 
Closed Monday. 

Thanks to Centenary College's 
Meadows Museum, a lucky secondary 
school teacher from Shreveport-Bossier 
will travel to Washington, D.C., this 
month to take part in a special teacher- 
intern program at the Smithsonian 

The Meadows Museum of Art is the 
first accredited university/college 
museum to be selected by the 
Smithsonian for this teacher/intern 

Sonja Webb, Caddo Magnet High 
School American studies and American 
history teacher, is that lucky teacher. She 
is one of five people from across the 
nation who will participate in the 

ludy Godfrey, program director at 
the Meadows who co-ordinated 
applications, will spend one week at the 
Smithsonian working with Mrs. Webb 
and assisting in the workshops. 

"The Smithsonian Institution has 
offered us an unique opportunity to 
further develop the museum experience 
as an integral part of the classroom 
curriculum," said Mrs. Godfrey. "As one 
of five museums selected throughout th 
nation, and as a department of a quality 
educational institution, we are 
challenged to fulfill our potential in 
utilizing the arts as innovative teaching ! 
tools. Sonja Webb is an excellent choice 
to enhance our community outreach an< 
encourage the use of the Meadows 
Museum as a creative extension of the 
classroom. Her coordinating project witl 
the College will serve as a national 
model for other museums." 

The month-long program is designe 
to help high school teachers learn more 
about their academic disciplines while 
preparing them to assist local museums 
in building programs for high school 
students. Mrs. Webb will study in the 

Meadows Museum Program Director ]udy Godfrey, {left) and Sonja Webb, who applied for her Smithonian internship through the Meadows Museum. 

Department of Anthropology in the 
National Museum of Natural History 
assisting the curators and exhibits 
personnel in a project titled "Crossroads 
of Continents." 

Her duties will include archival 
research, object documentation and 
handling and assistance in such technical 
matters as photography, display 
conceptualization, cataloging and script 
production. She will also participate in 
individual seminars and tutorials with 
Smithsonian museum educators to 
further develop her museum-school 
project to be implemented through the 
Meadows Museum. 

The proposed object-oriented 
project, "Sketches in Time: Profile of a 
Community," an art and architecture 
approach to teaching local history, will 
be developed using students and 
community volunteers. 

Because of her extensive teaching 
experience, Mrs. Webb, Senior Division 
Caddo Parish Educator of the Year, has 
also been asked to conduct teacher 
training workshops at the Smithsonian. 

"Once again, national recognition 
for leadership in the field of education 
comes to the Meadows Museum and 
Centenary College," Mrs. Godfrey said. 
"Shreveport and Louisiana should be 

Shreveport Art Guild 


Meadows Museum 


September 1 - November 1, 1987 

July 15 -August 20, 1988 





Sponsor: Meadows Museum 

Sponsor. Shreveport Chamber of 

November 15 - December 20, 1987 



Sponsor-. Shreveport Art Guild 

July 20 -August 21, 1988 

Sponsor-. Meadows Museum 

February 1 - February 22, 1988 

Sponsor: Meadows Museum 

September - October, 1988 

Sponsor-. Shreveport Art Guild 

March 20 - May 1, 1988 


November, 1988 





Sponsor-. Shreveport Art Guild 

Sponsor-. Shreveport Art Guild 

Sculpture Inspires 
Commencement Speaker 

Artists Depict the Struggle of Life 

"Artists somehow have the ability to see the strain and the 
struggle of life," said lames Surls, nationally acclaimed sculptor 
and speaker at Centenary's 162nd Commencement exercises. 
"They are able to translate that into some tangible form so that 
the word can be passed on to others. 

"It is very difficult for me to think about making art without 
having some religious and spiritual feeling. It is the phenomenon 
of creation," he said. 

Surls also commented specifically on the work of sculptor/ 
octogenarian Clyde Connell who was awarded the honorary 
degree Doctor of Fine Arts. "Clyde makes things in the simplest 
form about the deepest possible meaning that man can 
understand: freedom, slave chains, houses, habitats . . . She gives 
of herself, which is to me the highest thing that we can possibly 
do. We could not ask any more of our own than that." 

Dr. Connell, whose works are included in the permanent 
collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Atlantic Richfield, 
and other private and public collections lives and sculpts near 
Lake Bistineau, La. Also receiving honorary degrees were Warren 

Blakeman Jr., a 1954 graduate of Centenary College and minister 
of Broadmoor United Methodist Church in Shreveport, and Fran 
Bolton Davis of Alexandria, businesswoman and patron of the 
arts, who received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane 

Centenary College President Donald A. Webb and Dean of 
the College Dorothy B. Gwin conferred degrees on 183 students, i 

Alumni Scholar Kristi Lynn Hill of Mt. Pleasant, Texas, and 
Holly Deanne Rucker of Zachary, graduated with perfect 4.0 grade 
point averages. Other summa cum laude graduates were Cathy 
Eve Miller Frey and Clyde Donald Hale Jr. 

Graduating magna cum laude were Lauri loyce Humphreys, 
D. Thomas (aynes, Leonard Carter Ratley, Madelyn Braun Ray, 
and Jennifer Leigh Schultz. Cum laude graduates included lames 
Scott Andrews, Melissa Ann Barefield, Robert Wayne Bruick, 
Ronda Elaine Feaster, Lauren Dawn Gaddy, Cynthia Denise Greei 
Sue Carol (oiner, Joy Christine Sikes, Karen Faye Strait, Susan 
Camille Walker, and Mark Andrews Wren. 

Dean of Students Dick Anders assists with 
the conferring of degrees. 

Holly Rucker and Alumni Scholar 
Kristi Hill earned perfect 4.0 grade 
point averages. 

The dignitaries: \ames Surls, speaker, and honorary degree recipients Clydi 
Connell, Fran Bo/ton Davis, and Warren Blakeman }r. '54. 

Trustees Kenneth Fisher 70 and Charles Ellis 
Brown '48 {left) visit with Alumni Board President 
lames Goins '61 before proceding into the Gold 

Members of the Golden Anniversary Class are 
always invited to march at Commencement with the 
graduating seniors. Taking part in this year's event 
are (left to right) Beynon Cheesman, Mrs. Mildred 
Cooke, and Mary Frances Gorton of Des Moines, 

Trustee Hoyt Yokem and Board Chairman George 
Nelson are reminded of the time by Trustee Harvey 
Broyles '36. 


Samuel Miles Sharp 

Dr. Samuel Miles Sharp lights up the lives of many 
people . . . literally and figuratively. 

Although he is retired from Southwestern Electric Power 
Company, where for many years he served as vice president 
of engineering operations, Dr. Sharp's active involvement 
with special institutions sets them all aglow. 

At Centenary, Dr. and Mrs. Sharp are best known for 
their generosity and love for the Centenary College Choir. 
Each and every member of the Choir who needs it is awarded 
a Sharp Scholarship each and every year. 

At First United Methodist Church in Shreveport, the 
Sharps have shared wealth and wisdom with the youth 
programs, television ministry, buildings and grounds, and 
music ministry. One of the finest sanctuary organs in the 
country, recently dedicated at First Methodist, bears the 
Sharps' name as donors. 

A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Dr. Sharp holds 
an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Centenary. He is 
married to the former Mildred Thompson, and they have one 
daughter, Mary Miles Sharp McCanless of Lake Charles, and 
two grandchildren, Chris and Ellen. 

Sam P. Peters '39 

A 1939 graduate of Centenary College, Sam Peters was 
the College's first elected Centenary Gentleman. 

While majoring in accounting, he served as business 
manager of The Yoncopin; president of the KAs; member of the 
Student Senate; and was named to "Who's Who in American 
Colleges and Universities." 

Immediately after graduation, Mr. Peters went to work 
with the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Shreveport where he 
worked until 1972, taking only a three-year leave to serve in 
the U.S. Navy during World War II. At Coca-Cola he held the 
positions of chief accountant, office manager, internal auditor 
and traveling auditor, and was elected corporate secretary, 
vice president, and director of four Coca-Cola corporations. 

He organized his own consulting firm in 1972 to render 
management services principally to soft drink bottlers of 
Coca-Cola throughout the United States. 

Active in the American, Louisiana, and Florida societies 
of Certified Public Accountants, Mr. Peters is past president of 
the Shreveport Society of CPAs. He has also been active with 
the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Volunteers of America, United 
Fund, and church activities. 

Now "semi-retired" in Boca Raton, Fla., Mr. Peters spends 
his spare time playing golf ... the gentleman's sport. 

Four First Ladies Reminisce 

The Woman's Touch 
at Centenary 

Mrs. joe Mkkle 

937 Gladstone 
Shreveport, La. 71104 
First Lady 1945-1964 

Maida Mickle's love for 
entertaining and intellectual exchange 
flourished at Centenary. The open 
houses which she and Dr. Mickle 
hosted every Thursday afternoon 
provided wonderful opportunities to 
get to know the students. Faculty 
groups were invited once a month to 
the Mickles' home for games and 
visiting. "At Christmas time we had a 
reception . . . everyone dressed in their 
'Sunday Best.'" 

The sense of community was 
probably most evident in The Book 
Walk, Feb. 8, 1962. "It brought to a 
realization the long-anticipated dream 
of a library building for Centenary," 
Mrs. Mickle recalled. A Conglomerate 
article of that time said "Marches were 
played on a stereo as students carried 
the books, handing them from student 
to student. To those who took part, 
they will never forget it." 

The Mickles celebrated the 
College's 50th year in Shreveport as 
well as the 1 25th anniversary of the 
founding of the College. Gifts of silver 
from the sororities and fraternities on 
the occasion of their own 25th wedding 
anniversary were used at every happy 
campus occasion. 

Today, Maida Mickle is very active 
with the Maida Mickle Couples Class 
at First Methodist Church, and she is 
still knitting baby booties for Sunday 
School members' children and 
grandchildren ... "I must have made 
about 1000 pairs," she said with that 

quick smile, "and I'm still making 
them!" Mrs. Mickle is also a member 
of the Finance Committee at First 
Methodist and an honorary life 
member of the Board. 

Her children are Maida Walker of 
Houston and Margaret Tregoning of 
Carlsbad, N.M., and she has four 
grandchildren, eight great- 
granddaughters, and one great- 

Mrs. jack Wilkes 

6141 Danbury Lane 
Dallas, Texas 75214 
First Lady 1964-1969 

"I think getting to know the 
students (as well as the faculty) was 
the greatest thing about being the wife 
of the Centenary President," writes 
Annette Wilkes. "It is still a pleasure for 
me to see some of the students who 
were in college then." 

Mrs. Wilkes recalls as one of the 
big events of her tenure the beginning 
of Go-Fly-A-Kite Day. "The students 
were about to descend on the 
President's Home to protest that they 
had not been given a holiday following 
a victory in basketball." Warned by the 
SGA President, Dr. Wilkes met the 
students on campus and told them 
that the season had not been that 
good, and that they had not come out 
to support the team, and that they 
might just as well call a holiday to go 
fly a kite. "And this is just what they 
did!" said Mrs. Wilkes. For many years 
afterward, a kite flying day was held 
each March along with a picnic on the 


Her expertise is shared today witr 
institutions closer to her home: 
Southwestern University and the Lydia 
Patterson Institute where she serves or 
the Executive Committee of their 
Boards of Trustees, and with her 
church, Highland Park United 
Methodist where she serves on the 
Administrative Board and as a delegatf 
to the Annual Conference. 

In her spare time, Mrs. Wilkes 
likes to travel . . . South America last fal 
and Switzerland this summer . . . attenc 
athletic events, do crafts, and eat out 
with friends. 

Sally Wilkes Birdsall lives in 
Houston with two children; Rex Wilkes 
of Hydro, OK, also has two children; 
Judy Wilkes Bailey of College Station 
has five children, and Susie Wilkes 
Blanchard of Kinder, LA, has five 

Mrs. Sidney G. Mien 

10064 Heritage Drive 
Shreveport, La. 71115 
First Lady 1969-1976 

The Inaugural Ceremony and the 
transformation of the old 
administration building into the 
Meadows Museum of Art stand out as 
two memorable events for Sidney 
Allen. But what she liked most about 
being the First Lady was the 
opportunity to develop positive 
relationships with members of the 
academic community - faculty, 


It is a very special moment when the First Ladies of Centenary College come 
together in the same place at the same time. Such was the case last spring at the 
annual Donors-Scholars Luncheon when the Ladies were honored guests. They 

include {left to right) Maida Mickle, Annette Wilkes, Sidney Allen, and Renee 
Webb. Each one, in her own unique way, has helped shaped the spirit of 
Centenary College. 

students, and loyal supporters of 
Centenary College. 

"My biggest challenge was 
[balancing my time," writes Mrs. Allen, 
"so that the quality of time reserved 
(for my family was characterized by 
iloving experiences we shared 'just by 
ourselves.' Jay was 9-16; Lisa was 7-13 
(during those years. I spent much time 
as a chauffer and mother." 

Today Mrs. Allen is chairman of 
'National Panhellenic Conference, 
which represents 2.5 million sorority 
to/omen. She's listed in WHO'S WHO 
ISOUTHWEST. For fun, she plays 
bridge, dines with friends, travels, stays 
|involved with service and social clubs, 
and enjoys her grandchildren. 

Lisa Allen Murphy of Minden has 
three children; Jay Allen, a 1982 
graduate of Centenary, works at the 
Fairmont Hotel in New Orleans. 

Mrs. Donald Webb 

256 Symphony Lane 

Shreveport, La. 71 105 


First Lady 1977-present 

Being a welcomed part of the 
Centenary community is what Renee 
Webb likes most about being First 
Lady. She and Dr. Webb are a long 
way from their native England. 

Being the First Lady sometimes 
demands going above and beyond the 
call of duty. Mrs. Webb recounts this 
story: "My most memorable event (I 
know it's memorable because I've 
been trying to forget it ever since, but 
it won't go away! ) was during a visit to 
Korea when our hosts, insisting we 
partake of all the local customs, took 
us on a two-hour visit to the sauna. As 
I lay on the massage table, in the buff, 
being pummelled almost out of 
existence, I felt I was giving my all for 

Centenary. The other President's wife 
with me solved her embarrassment by 
passing out and being taken back to 
the hotel, but you will be glad to know 
1 kept a stiff upper lip and endured to 
the end!" 

Along with travelling ... on many 
occasions with the Centenary College 
Choir . . . Mrs. Webb's favorite things to 
do are walking, reading, and baking 
bread. She is an expert calligrapher 
and teaches frequently at Centenary. 
Carrying on the tradition of former 
Presidents and their wives, the Webbs 
particularly enjoy entertaining 
members of the Centenary family in 
their home. 

The Webbs have five children: 
Cheryl; Marian; Chris, who is director 
of development at Centenary; Alison, a 
1987 graduate of Centenary; Ian, a 
member of the class of 1988; and eight 

One Man Can Make A Difference 

President Webb Marks 1 Oth Year at Centenary 

Donald A. Webb, Centenary College's 33rd President 

By Marge Fischer 

One man can make a difference. 
There's proof enough around the campus 
of Centenary College. 

Ten years ago (June 1977) Welsh- 
born Dr. Donald Webb, who had been 
vice president and professor of theology 
and literature at the Methodist 
Theological School, Delaware, Ohio, 
moved into town to take over the reins 
of one of the oldest colleges west of the 
Mississippi. The outlook was grim: 
enrollment was down; a shrinking 
endowment faced the trustees; faculty 
morale was dismal. Alumni support was 
virtually non-existent and Centenary's 
image in the community was poor. 

Today, the man who was the 
catalyst that made things pop, said 
"Centenary feels good about itself. It feels 
like a winner. When I came, it felt bad 
about itself and saw itself as a loser." 

That loser attitude has been swept 
away by a 5-foot-4 dynamo who 
immediately said his goal was to raise 
$1.5 million for the college during his first 
year. He did it. 

His ultimate aim was to attract an 
additional $20 million in the way of 
endowed buildings, chairs and 
scholarships. Today the endowment is 
$26 million. 

In 1987, under Webb's leadership, 
the small, private college's credits are 
impressive. Centenary was named "one 
of the Nation's Best Colleges" in the U.S. 
News and World Report poll, is listed in 
Peterson's Guide to Competitive Colleges 
and was named "one of the Best Buys in 
Education" by Edward Fiske. 

There's more. 

In addition to the $26 million 
endowment figure; there are six new 
endowed academic chairs (for a total of 
eight) and an endowed lectureship. The 
institution has a steady enrollment of 
1 , 1 00, an annual fund of $ 1 ,050,000, and - 
the budget has read "balanced" for the 
past 10 years. 

Student services have improved anc 
the physical plant's update has included 
Haynes Gym renovation ($330,000); the 
Turner Art Center now under 
construction ($500,000 endowed); 
renovation of lackson Hall that's to begin 
soon ($900,000); and the creation and 
endowment of gardens ($1 million). 

In addition, hundreds of endowed 
and unendowed scholarships are now 


The man responsible for 
Centenary's turnaround in action and 
image recalls his first plunge into fiscal 

"The trustees vaguely hoped that I 
would balance the budget in say five 
years. This was shared with me, not as a 
threat or anything like that but as a 
dream," said Webb. 

"Now my view was - because we 
were eating into the endowment at the 
rate of $1.25 million a year - that if we 
could balance the budget the first year, 
that would enable people to know we 
were serious, that we had a fine future, 
that they could give their hearts to us 
again. The city could. The trustees could. 
The faculty could." 

Therefore, the college president's 
goal that first year was to balance the 
budget. "It seemed to me that was one 
of the things that needed to be done to 
give people a sense of achievement. To 
do something like that, not only do you 
have to express it in words, you have to 
do it," he said. 

So Webb set into action. Maybe 
you can't do it all at once, he reasoned, 
but you can accomplish a significant, 
symbolic thing or two. His significant, 
i symbolic thing was to touch base with 
the Methodist Church Conference. "I 
asked them if they would return to being 
our alma mater, which they were. We are 
a Methodist institution. We had drifted 

"I said, 'We're yours,- we're your 
academic arm; and we will be. Trust us. 
But give us a start. You raise half a 
| million in the church, and that will give 
us the leverage. Then I can go to the 
! trustees and the people and say, 'If the 
church is going to raise half a million, I've 
got to raise three-quarters of a million.' 

"They (the church) voted 
unanimously to do that." 

Webb's next step was to go to 
people in Shreveport and in different 
places and say, "Look, it's half done. (My 
math is off a bit, but I'm allowed to twist 
things a bit," said Webb, with that 
persuasive Welsh lilt to the voice.) 

He went to potential donors and 
said, "This year I would like you to 
I consider a gift of $ 1 00,000 - or $50,000 
or $ 1 0,000 or whatever it was the person 
j was capable of - but I will not come to 
you again. It's a one-time shot." 

He did, and people came through. 

"I was as good as my word," said 
Webb in recalling those steps to 
Centenary's fiscal stability, otherwise 
known as survival. "I did not go back the 
second year. Now we were a winner. And 
the $10, the $20, the $50 gifts started 
coming in." 

In 1977 only 7 percent of the alumni 
supported Centenary. Now it runs 24 
percent, said Webb. "That's still not 
j incredible, but it's solid," he said. 

The large gifts were followed by 
: more modest smaller gifts. People said, 
; "Hey, this is an investment I'm making 

... $100, $150, whatever. I still have to 
work for those gifts, but they do come in 

He has no difficulty in talking about 
his "product" in a convincing way. "I can 
talk about Centenary with enthusiasm 
and with love, because we (he and his 
wife, Renee) fell in love with Centenary 
literally at first sight. And you have to. 
You cannot sell a product unless you 
love it," he said. 

It's not hard to give expression to a 
place's dreams, when you care deeply 
about it, he said. 

Although these are difficult times, 
economically speaking, for the state and 
the city, "We've never been healthier," 
said Webb. "We have no help whatsoever 
from the state. Until two years ago, each 
Louisiana student who came to 
Centenary received a $200 scholarship 
That may not sound like much, but it 
meant a great deal." 

Shreveport supports Centenary 
magnificently, said Webb, "and I think it's 
because we're good citizens. It's a mutual 

The role of a small, private college 
remains viable in today's society, said the 
man who's as knowledgeable as they 
come. "Its role is to produce leaders. I 
have no question in my mind that a 
place like Centenary will produce a 
disproportionately high number of the 
community's leaders. Always. Because 
they have the opportunity here to 
practice leadership from the first day. 
One in seven of our students is in some 
leadership position. 

"And there's the hands-on teaching 

Webb At A Glance 

Name: Donald A. Webb 

Birthplace: Cymmer, South Wales 

Title: President of Centenary College, 

Last book read: 

The Old Devils by 
Kinglsey Amis 

Last trip: Around the world ..with 
the Centenary Choir! 

I can't live without: My wife, Renee 

If I had a million, tax-free dollars 
I would: (a) help our five children and 
their families, and (b) buy a word 
processor and begin the innumerable 
projects that are pressing to be written. 

One of the most exhiliarating 
events in my life was: VE Day, with 
every Briton ecstatic and grateful to be 
alive and at peace: we couldn't stop 
hugging. I even threw my sailor cap 
into the sea! 

One thing that most people 
don't know about me is: I loathe 
oysters, and I love haggis. (Editor's 
note: 'Better check your dictionary for 

that's done here. For example, three 
students will be working with a Ph.D. in 
chemistry on a project - not 200 students 
looking at a TV screen That student - if 
he's any caliber at all - is likely to be 
outstanding in his field. We can attract 
top students. Our ACT scores are the 
second highest in the state; only Tulane 
has a higher ACT average." 

Another secret to Centenary's 
success, according to Webb, is an 
element that gets right down to the 
students themselves. "We have extremely 
intelligent students who not only push 
the professor to his highest potential in 
teaching but pull the other kids along, 
too. It happens that way." 

The president of Centenary sees his 
job as one of "enablement." He must 
enable other people to perform at 
maximum ability. "1 have chosen people 
like Dorothy Gwin and my administrative 
staff and I have had years to work with 
them," he said. "The task is to give them 
an environment where they can function 
superbly. Dean Gwin is the best dean; the 
staff is a super staff." 

That also applies to the faculty. "The 
faculty almost runs the college, in a 
sense," said Webb. "And we've enabled 
them to do this. We just all look at each 
other as though we're in the leadership 

This college president lives in no 
ivy-covered tower. His door is always 
open, but more often than not, he's 
mixing with the student body on a one- 
to-one basis. The symbol of Webb's 
accessibility is breakfast in the cafeteria 
each morning. "I'm usually at the same 
table, and I'm there first. Anybody who 
wants to join me does." 

Now, after 10 years, everybody's 
accustomed to the president's easy-going 
informality, "There was a time when my 
table was occupied constantly. It was 
great. And sometimes it was difficult and 
very painful. But now it's come to the 
point where communication is so open 
and so taken for granted. People know 
they can stop me any old time walking 
across campus." But the symbol of the 
open door policy remains: early morning 
breakfast in the cafeteria. 

One decade in Webb's 
administration is a milestone. But only 
that. There's more to come. One of 
Webb's "little dreams" that he said may 
well be realized in the next few months 
will be called The President's Center for 
Innovation.' "It's mainly a fund," he said, 
"but it's also a creative group who will 
gather ideas. It is to be a think tank to 
produce innovation. We'll see if we can 
fund some of them with seed money 
from a source we are establishing. The 
idea is to try out new things. 1 have no 
idea what they'll be at the moment— 
that's the whole point. And if they work, 
then they have to maintain themselves." 

Don Webb . . . one man . . . still 
making a difference. 





Financial Highlights of 1986-87 

The Great Teachers-Scholars Fund exceeds its $1,050,000 goal by $359 . . . alumni participation 
climbs to 24.2%. . .a total of $889,274 in scholarship aid plus $234,541 in church scholaA 
ships . . . $472,165 in decimal giving from the church . . . $480,000 from alumnus Syd Turner 
for the renovation and endowment of the Turner Art Center . . . $50,000 from the Moore family 
for the Moore Student Center . . . $50,000 in pledges for Jackson Hall room endowments . . . the 
addition of $1 ,687,295 to the endowment bringing its total market value to over $26,000,000 ...a 
wonderful year for Centenary College in spite of the region's difficult economic times. 

Financial Highlights of 1977-1987 I 

$3 Million 







Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund 

Church Decimal 

Added to 

Total Endowment 
(Book Value) 




June 1, 1986 - May 31, 1987 

















































































































































































































































































































































Those classes reaching the 25% goal are boldfaced. 

Alumni Highlights 

Once again, alumni support to the 
Annual Fund has increased both in terms of 
donors and dollars: from 1,433 to 1,940 
donors, an increase of 35 38 percent, and 
from $190,759 to $228,632, a rise of 19.85 

Overall alumni participation also 
showed a major increase: from 184 percent 
to 24.2 percent. The top ten classes in terms 
of percentages are listed below (These 
include classes of at least 20 members). 

Leadership Classes 


1937 63.5% Dr. WD. Boddie 

1936 40.6% Rose Connell Fitzgerald 

1938 39.7% Dr. lack Cooke 

1946 39.0% Tiddle Bettis Florsheim 

1944 38.1% Marlin Drake, |r 

1927 37 1% Frank Boydston 

1941 35.8% Martha O'Neal DeLee 

1943 35.3% Kathryn Moreneaux 

1939 34 5% Malcolm Krentel 
1975 31.6% Bill Broyles, |r 

Gifts by Division 

Gifts to the Great Teachers-Scholars 
Fund are unrestricted and are used for the 
ongoing operating expenses of the College. 
These totals reflect cash contributions during 
the fiscal year ]une 1 , 1986 to May 31 , 1987 

Trustees* $ 297,690 

Alumni 228,632 

Parents 14,626 

Friends 152,520 

Corporations 202,168 

Foundations 126,503 

Faculty & Staff 2,853 

Churches 25,367 

GRANDTOTAL $1,050,359 

This represents an increase of 46 
percent over last year's record total of 

Fund Volunteer 

GENERAL CHAIRMAN Harvey Broyles '36 


Banking & Investments Ray P. Oden 

Professional Ray A. Barlow '54 

Oil, Gas & 

Energy Austin Robertson. Sr. '34 

Retail Gene Richardson 

ALUMNI DIVISION M. Wayne Hanson '5 1 

lames M.Goins '61 

Chairman George D. Nelson H70 

Chairman, Development 
Committee William G Anderson 

*lhe gifts of alumni trustees are recorded in the trustees 
category, but are also listed in the class-by-class comparison 



Ben Oliphint Named 
Bishop For Louisiana 

Houston area Bishop Ben Oliphint, 
a Centenary alumnus, has been named 
interim Bishop of the Louisiana 
Conference of the United Methodist 

He will serve until Sept. 1, 1988, 
replacing the late Bishop Walter 

Born in Hemphill, Texas, Bishop 
Oliphint grew up in Shreveport. He 
attended Centenary and earned a B.A. 
degree from Southern Methodist 
University, a masters of divinity from 
Duke University, and an S.T.M. degree 
from Union Theological Seminary, New 
York. His Ph.D. is from the University of 
Edinburg, Scotland, and he holds 
honorary degrees from Baker University 
and Wiley College. 

He has had a wide variety of 
pastoral appointments in Louisiana and 
Texas and was elected to the episcopacy 
in 1980. For four years he presided over 
the Kansas Area before being assigned 

Bishop Ben Oliphint 

to the Houston Area in the summer of 

He serves as president of the 
General Commission on Christian Unity 
and is a member of the Presidium of the 
World Methodist Council. 

Bishop Oliphint and his wife, the 
former Nancy Brooke Kelley of 
Alexandria, La., have four children, Mary 
Brooke Casad, Stuart, Clayton, and 

Alumni Executive Committee 

James Goins '61 will head up the team of alumni responsible for the Alumni Association's 
programs for 1987-88. With him are members of the Executive Committee (left to right) 
Sara Hitchcock Lang '62, president-elect and chairman of the Development Committee; 
Lucienne Bond Simon '67, vice president, Alumni Activities; Patsy Laird lennings '52, vice 
president, Communications; and David Henington '82, vice president, Enrollment. Not 
pictured are Gordon Blackman [r. '80, vice president, Career Planning; Alan Yokem '83, 
vice president, Athletics, and Dr. Wayne Hanson '51, past president. 

March 4-6, 1988 

Start A New 
Alumni Chapter 

Don '71 and Terri Oliver 72 are well 
on their way to establishing an Alumni 
Chapter in Dallas. 

Modeled after the Alumni 
Association structure, the Dallas Chapter 
will have special functions during the 
year for Dallas area alumni, as well as 
volunteer leadership. 

If you are interested in participating 
or starting a chapter in your city, Don or 
Terri would be glad to offer assistance. 
They can be contacted at 561 2 
Williamstown, Dallas, Texas, 75230, 

Hot Off The Press 

Becoming One People, a history of 
Louisiana Methodism, is now on sale in the 
Conference Headquarters in Baton 
Rouge, La. Written by Dr. Walter N. 
Vernon (left), author of several Methodist 
histories and biographies, and edited by 
Dr. Alton O. Hancock, professor of history! 
at Centenary College, the 386-page 
hardbound book is a history of the 
United Methodist Church and its 
predecessor organizations in Louisiana 
from 1 799 to the present. Published by 
the History Task Group of the Archives 
and History Commission, Norma S. 
Winegeart, chairperson, the book can be 
ordered from the Council on Ministries, 
Louisiana Conference, The United 
Methodist Church, 527 North Boulevard, 
Baton Rouge, La., 70802-5720. The cost 
is $1 5 per copy plus $5 for shipping and 
handling. Autographed copies were 
available at Annual Conference. 

Attaways Endow Lectureship 

A first-of-its-kind endowed 
lectureship at Centenary College has 
been established by Mr. and Mrs. 
Douglas F. Attaway. 

Interest from monies given to the 
Attaway Endowment Fund will be used 
to support a Douglas and Marion 
Attaway Distinguished Visiting Lecturer 
project. In several years, the lectureship 
might take the form of a Distinguished 
Chaired Professorship, lasting one, two 
or three years, and rotating throughout 
all the academic departments, according 
to Dr. Webb. It might be awarded under 
special circumstances to an outstanding 
member of the Centenary faculty for a 

"This project is imaginative, 
important and inspiring," said Dr. Webb. 
"It adds immediate academic quality and 
strengthens it constantly as the fund is 
built up. It's the kind of munificent and 
creative gift that heartens the entire 

Former publisher of The Shreveport 

Journal, Attaway joined the Journal staff 
in 1934, becoming its CEO on July 30, 
1957, and remaining in that capacity until 
1976 when the Journal was sold. The 
Journal bought the controlling interest in 
KSLA-TV in 1960, and Attaway served as 
chairman of the board from 1966 until 
the late 1970s. He has been active in 
numerous professional organizations on 
the local, regional and national levels, 
and is a member of the Board of Trustees 
of Centenary College. 

Mrs. Attaway's civic activities 
include the Junior League of Shreveport, 
YWCA, where she is a life member, Toy 
Loan; Goodwill Industries; Boy Scouts; 
PTA; Red Cross; the Demoiselle Club and 
Cotillion Club. She is a Sunday School 
teacher at First Baptist Church, where she 
is an active member. 

The Attaways have three children, 
Douglas Wesley Attaway, Diane Kathryn 
Attaway Bolen, and Susan Elizabeth 
Attaway Leuthner, five grandchildren and 
one great-grandchild. 

Faculty Working Hard This Summer 

Dr. Robert C. Frey, geology, will use the Alumni Faculty Grant to study preserved assemblages 
of fossil marine animals on the west coast of Florida and compare them to living communities 

Dr. Eddie Vetter, sociology, will attend a summer conference at West Point on military history 
with only 29 other professors from around the country 

Dr. L Hughes Cox, philosophy, attended a conference in May at Rice University on "Health- 
Care Ethics." This summer he will attend an eight-week conference at Berkeley on "The Great Chain 
of Being in World Perspective," sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities 

Dr. Lee Morgan, Brown Professor of English, will return to England to continue his research on 
Henry Thrale, patron of Dr. Samuel Johnson. 

Dr. Betsy Boze, business, will conduct a survey of marketing educators to determine the 
amount of time they devote to teaching, research, administration and publishing. 

Mr. Bob Buseick, theatre, will make a trip to New York City to attend plays and do research in 
museums and libraries. 

Dr. Rodney Grunes, political science, will study the Supreme Court's response to the 1981 
Louisiana "Creationism Law." 

Dr. Robert Hallquist, education, will attend an international conference on "Critical Thinking 
and Educational Reform" at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park, Calif. 

Dr. David lackson, English, will be studying at the Beinecke and Sterling Libraries, Yale 
University, to work on a monograph on Robert Louis Stevenson's reception in the 1890s 

Dr. Jeff Hendricks, English, will work full-time on his book "Accent, 1940-1960: The History of a 
Little Magazine ." 

Dr. Earle Labor, English, and Dr. Robert Leitz will complete proofreading the galleys of lack 
London letters for their three-volume edition to be published by Stanford University Press 

Dr. Victoria LeFevers, health and physical education, will do a dietary analysis of the foods 
offered in the Centenary Cafeteria using an IBM PC and Food Processor II software. 

Dr. Bradley McPherson, biology, will take DNA Sequencing and Hybridization at Catholic 
University in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Antonio Pizarro and Dr. David Thomas, math and computer science, will develop a 
computer assisted instruction center. They will create software and courseware for students and 
faculty so they can develop their own software, tailored to their specific purpose. 

Dr. Stanton Taylor, chemisty, will repair, connect, and test equipment in the Chemistry 

Mr. William Teague, music, will be one of a select group of delegates attending the 
International Congress of Organists at Cambridge University which meets once every 10 years 

Mrs. Janie Flournoy, director of public relations, will attend a conference in Harrisburg, Pa., on 
how to obtain regional and national publicity. 

Mrs. Judy Godfrey, program director at the Meadows Museum, will participate in several 
educational opportunities offered by the Smithsonian Institute's Office of Education and Office of 
Museum Programs in Washington, DC. 

McNamara On Painting 

Watercolorist Bill 
McNamara sees art 

The 1968 
graduate of Centenary 
who majored in art 
says that "In realistic 
painting, most of the 
audience only sees the illusion that the 
painter has created - that's the mental 
eye working. But the painter sees through 
the illusion and is dealing with the 
abstract, the brushstrokes, to arrive at the 
illusion. In this sense, as soon as you 
look at art, even abstract art, you go 
beyond the physical eye into the area of 
the mental eye." 

Bill uses his photorealism style to 
paint landscapes of the Arkansas woods, 
where he and his family live; figures, and 
still lifes. 

His work has garnered national 
attention from American Artist magazine, 
Watercolor, Painting the Landscape by 
Elizabeth Leonard and in Sketching 
Techniques edited by Mary Suffudy. He 
is a member of the Watercolor USA 
Honor Society and he is listed in Who's 
Who in American Art. 

For Bill, the painting process is an 
exercise in seeing. He paints what he 
sees but he lets his hand respond 
automatically to what he sees, spending 
hours sitting at the site or in his studio. 
After he completes a painting, he looks 
past the illusion and focuses on the 
abstract patterns. Then he just paints 
until it gets beautiful. 

"I'm not sure it's a thing you can be 
conscious of creating, except maybe by 
giving it your full attention. Maybe that's 
the means." 

Bill can be reached in Ponca, in the 
Boston, Mountains, Arkansas 72670, 





wrote about her memories of Centenary and 
her favorite professor, Pierce Cline. Hazel lives 
in Baytown, Texas. 

LEONARD COOKE 36 played golf in the 
Senior Olympics in Baton Rouge in May and 
won a third place bronze medal. As a result, 
he was invited to play in the National Senior 
Olympics in St. Louis Congratulations! 

BERNARD K SCHRAM 39, and his wife 
Vion were presented the Elizabeth and George 
Rozier Award for distinguished achievement 
in historic preservation by the Missouri 
Heritage Trust. The Schrams were cited for 
contributions to preserving the history of Ste. 
Genevieve, the oldest community in Missouri, 
for rehabilitation of their own historic home, 
and for stimulation of scholarly studies in the 
French Colonial background of the pioneer 
settlement in which they reside. 


DR. VAL F. BORUM '41 of Fort Worth has 
been selected to serve as president-elect of 
the Texas Medical Association for the next 
year, and will be installed as TMA president 
in May of 1988. 

LARRY DICKERSON IR. '41 retired last 
year after 34 years with Kansas City Southern 
Railway Company. Church, hobbies, wife lean, 
and four grandchildren keep him busy. 


After knocking around from pillar to post 
for several years after graduation, HAROLD L. 
ELEY '52 became a bank examiner with the 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in 
1957. Stationed in lackson, Miss., then Tampa, 
Fla., he retired in lanuary, 1983 in Pensacola, 

found out through a Class Agent letter that 
BROOK '57 were living in New Orleans, he 
stopped by for a mini-reunion. As lack wrote, 
Class Agent letters do accomplish some 
surprising things! 

Since he began his military career in the 
ROTC at Centenary College, PAUL G. DURB1N 
'58 served 14 years active duty in the U.S. 
Army, joined the National Guard, became 
State Chaplain of the Louisiana National 
Guard, and most recently, became the first 
chaplain to attain the rank of Brigadier 
General in the Army National Guard. 

'61 write that they celebrated their 25th 
anniversary June 16th. In May, their daugther 
Diane completed her freshman year at Tex 
A&M, where son David is now an Aggie Senior. 

After 24 years with the Dallas YMCA, 
have moved to Huntsville, Ala., where Andy is 
the new CEO of the Huntsville YMCA. Their 
daughter, Pam Atkins, is married, and teaches 
6th grade in Mesquite, Texas. Son Mike is a 
sophomore at Stephen F. Austin in 
Nacogdoches, where he is on the baseball 

written up in a New Orleans newspaper 
recently. From Centenary, lanos attended LSU 
medical school and later interned in 
Nashville, Tenn., and Charity in New Orleans. 
After going into private practice he began 
exploring and now is perfecting laser surgery 
for gynecological patients. 

Special Education teacher ESTHER 
HIELSCHER '62, former two-time Katy, Texas, 
High School Teacher-of-the-Year and a 
runner-up to the West Houston Woman-of- 
the-Year Contest, recently was named the 
1986 Football Sweetheart for the Katy Tigers. 

named executive officer of special services for 
Louisiana Bank & Trust Co. in Shreveport, 
where she will direct and manage other LBT 
special service officers in delivering bank 
services to customers. Kay has been with 
LB&T since 1983. 

DR. ROGER D. IOHNS '63 has been 
promoted to chairman of the Department of 
Religion and Philosophy at Huntingdon 
College in Montgomery, Ala. His wife, Louise 
Stowe lohns, is an instructor in Christian 
Education, and is Chaplain at Julia S. Tutwiler 
Prison for Women in Wetumpka, Ala. Son 
Christopher, 16, is a 10th grader in the LAMP 
gifted program, and daughter Michele, 12, is 
in the 6th grade. 

that she teaches Honors English and Spanish 
at Brazoswood, Texas, High School. Son 
graduated magna cum from Centenary, and is 
now in his first year at the University of Texas 
at San Antonio Medical School. 

One of hundreds of entrants in the first 
annual American Creativity Awards Program, 
Shreveport artist LUCIENNE BOND SIMON 
'67 received a gold award. The Awards 
Program recognized creative work done in 
Louisiana by agencies, organizations, and 
free-lance professionals during 1986. 

Former Shreveporters LEONARD '67 and 
settled in their new Highland Park (Dallas) 
home. Neighbors include Dallas star Patrick 
Duffy and Greek shipping heiress Christina 
Onassis. Mary Tullie serves in the Highland 

In hAemoriam 

Rev. Dr. lames T. Harris '25 

December 20, 1986 

John Topham Carpenter '25 

February 27, 1987 

Samuel Bard "Mexico" Ferrall '26 

March 16, 1987 

Pauline Watson Fennell '30 

March, 1987 

Anne Lititia Eubank '31 

April 19, 1987 
Harold K. Marshall '32 

April 18, 1987 

Earl Davis Nolan, Sr. '32 

"Little Boy Blue" 

May 3, 1987 

Charles H. Waites, Sr. '33 

March 4, 1987 

William Goss Wemple '33 

April 30, 1987 

Martha LeiendeckerWaddell '34 

May 16, 1987 

Ralph Horatio Murff'35 

October 3, 1985 

Walter F. Kirkland, Jr. '35 

January 14, 1987 

Archie B. Wells '35 

March 29, 1987 

A. Edward Patterson '36 

August 17, 1985 

leannette Sentell Smith '41 

December 18, 1986 
Wilda Bedingfield Taylor '41 

December 18, 1986 
Dr. Henry Miller Shuey '41 

April 18, 1987 

Dr. (erald R. Cureton '47 

March 27, 1987 

Reuben W. Egan '49 

May 22, 1987 
lackson P. Horn '50 

March 17, 1987 
Glennell Davis '52 

May 27, 1987 
Edgar A. Wilson '56 

May 3, 1987 

Dr. lames Rex Riley '60 

March 29, 1987 

Marcia Stewart Pollard '62 

May 12, 1987 

Mary Emily Barret Marshall '63 

May 24, 1987 

MarkWiginton, III '79 

April 16, 1987 

Dr. George Millar Reynolds 

April 11, 1987 

(Assistant to President Sexton) 

Bishop Walter Underwood 

April 15, 1987 


Park High School Cafeteria, which, except for 
the cooking, is manned by parents on a 
volunteer basis. 


husband |1M, and two children Alison, 10, and 
Hunter, 7, currently live in Katy, Texas, where 
Jim is director of pharmacy at Katy 
Community Hospital, and Robin, a Spanish 
teacher, has recently become the chairman for 
the Department of Foreign Languages at Katy 
High School. 

After almost 20 years, foreign student 
Holland returned to Centenary to see what 
has become of the school. She was delighted 
to find so little has changed over the years. 
Even the furniture in the dormitory is the 
same as in those days! Panda lives in 
Amsterdam where she worked as a 
psychotherapist for six years, but changed 
professions in 1981 . She is now a journalist 
and writes for Playboy magazine (among 
others) in Holland. 

in Midlothian, Texas, with husband Ted. After 
serving three years as missionaries behind the 
Iron Curtain, they are now pastoring the Full 
Gospel Fellowship Church. Thomas is 3/2, and 
Timothy is 2. 

1ERRY ALAGOOD 73 and wife Carrie 
split their time between lonesville and 
Shreveport. lerry is in the geological 
consulting business. 

PAT THOMAS EVANS 73 and Nishon are 
helping keep IBA in Houston going strong. 

IANE IOHNSON 73 travels as the Public 
Awareness & Aftercare coordinator for the 
Methodist Children's Home in Waco, Texas. 

SCOTT MOUTON 73 and wife both have 
music positions at Travis Park United 
Methodist church in San Antonio, Texas 

KAREN YOUNG GREEN 73 owns and 
operates Studio Graphics in Shreveport. Pat 
Green is still with KTBS Channel 3 

BILL CUNNINGHAM 73 is now a 
paraprofessional at Northwest State School 
in Shreveport. 

CINDY SCOTT 73 and husband SID 
DAVIS 77 are at Chaplewood United 
Methodist Church serving as the children's 
choir coordinator and director of music 
ministry, respectively. Children, Taylor and 
Meredith help to bless their lives. 

husband |ohn met as volunteers at a Cystic 
Fibrosis Camp and are now making their 
home in Dallas. 

'NETTA HARES ADDOR 73 and husband 
David are doing fine with David's new 
company in Aurora, Colo. 

i is now manager of the Kitchen Design Center 
! at Richmond Floors & Kitchens in Shreveport. 

After 20 years of abstracting all over 
South Louisiana, W1LLENE GRAYTHEN 
I GLASGOW 75 has decided to take the plunge 
'for politics. She is a candidate for the office of 
Clerk of Court for the Parish of St. Tammany. 

JIM THOMPSON 75 is living in 

Oklahoma City and working with Thompson 
Associates, a construction design firm. 

CYNTHIA LEWIS 75 has moved to Fort 
Worth to become marketing and public 
relations director of the Fort Worth Ballet Her 
new address is: 28 1 3 McCart Avenue, #103, 
Fort Worth, Texas, 76110 

CRAIG MARGO 75 is presently working 
for Mental Health Services of Southern 
Oklahoma and living in Ardmore, Okla. 

has moved to a new address 5240 Sedgwick 
Drive, lackson, Miss., 3921 1. 

The circulation accounting manager for 
Southern Progress Corporation, MARGARET 
"FISCHER" WENDORF 75, has been named 
circulation business and financial manager. 
Margaret joined Southern Progress in 1982 as 
a data analyst in the circulation department. 
Southern Progress publishes Southern Living, 
Southern Accents, Progressive Farmer, Creative Ideas 
For Living and Cooking Light magazines. 

in Homer, La., with husband DARDEN, the 76 
Class Agent, and their 4-year-old daughter, 
Elizabeth. She also is teaching private piano 
lessons and is on staff at the First Presbyterian 

recently married and is living at 612 Third 
Street in Niles, Ohio, 44446 She is presently 
teaching classes and directing at the 
Youngstown Palyhouse. 

If anyone has any information on RICK 
please notify BILL BROYLES, Class Agent for 
1975, 9329 Castlebrook, Shreveport, La., 71 129 

LEE MCKINZIE 77 recently married 
Marsha and is working at Broadmoor 
Methodist in Baton Rouge. 

been busy after transfering to Memphis from 
lackson, Miss , in April of 1985. She married 
Bill Kuzmitz in July of that same year. Both are 
in management in different divisions of the 
same company, and spend their spare time 
fixing up the house they bought last summer 
and participating in church activities. Donna 
would like to hear from you former 

RICK THOMPSON 78 and wife Dorothy 
had a baby boy, lohn Andrew 

DAVID BERTANZETTI 78 and wife Kathy 
are the proud parents of a baby girl. 

ave you included 
Centenary College as 
part of your estate 
plan? If not, would you 
consider doing that? 
For more information, 
please contact 
President Webb, 

BETSY BINGHAM EAVES 78 is married 
to Clay Eaves and resides in Shreveport where 
she is trying to keep up with two daughters, 
Emily, 5, and Ashley, 3 

Dallas with his wife, Lauri, and two children, 
Nick, 2, and Meredith, 6 months Lauri is the 
former Lauri Patterson whose sister Melanie 
was a cheerleader at Centenary Mike has 
currently become a partner in the law firm of 
Geary, Stahl and Spencer and was graduated 
from Washington University School of Law in 

MIKE BROYLES 78 completed his 
residency in diagnostice radiology in lune 
1980 and began private practice in West 
Monroe, La He and his wife, Renee, are the 
proud parents of Michael lunior, born 
September 13, 1986 

husband Jim have a 4-year-old son, Hillary, 
and a daughter, Hannah Sue, who will be 1 in 
August. They currently reside in Columbia, 
Mo., where Jim entered a general surgery 
residency and Amanda is trying to get her 
MBA between babies! 

family also live in Columbia with her husband, 
Mack, and their new son, Joe, who will be 1 in 
September Daphne is completing her 
dermatology residency 

KATHY KEYES BONES 79 is living near 
Canal Street in New Orleans, and is still in 
"Louisiana retirement ." 

husband lohn had to report on this year's 
Mardi Gras celebration for National Public 
Radio what a tough assignment! Ginny is 
busy as a professor in Austin, and is expecting 
her first child in November 

While watching a parade on Fat Tuesday, 
SHEHEE 77. Roberta is living in New Orleans 
these days; Manash is finishing his residency 
and Andy is busy selling funerals in 

IAY FRAZIER 79 was also at Mardi Gras, 
where he saw DAVID POE '80, who now lives 
in New Orleans. lay writes from Houston that 
SHARREN HARRISON 79 will be getting 
married this summer 

ELAINE ADES CLARK 79 and husband 
Robert are looking forward to number three 
bambino in lune . as if Elaine is not busy 
enough with VOICE ONE, her own radio 
production company in San Francisco She 
and a partner have fun doing commercials for 
medium-sized clients, along with teaching 
classes in commercial voice-overs. Rob 
spends his free time cross-country skiing in 
the wilderness - and sleeping in the snow. 
Elaine's sister LEAH ADES COOPER 77 now 
has two daughters. Rob and Elaine hosted a 
Bay Area Alum dinner in lanuary, where she 
talked to PETER SKIRMETTI 79 

IOY SHERMAN IRWIN 79 is keeping 
busy with two jobs in Baton Rouge: teaching 
accounting at LSU and selling investments 
part time. Husband, Skip, works for a bank 

boys, and her husband Randy is considering 
working on his Ph.D. in computer science. 


ELAINE MCARDLE 79 is still in love with 
Boston, and has survived another winter in 
Cape Cod. She saw MARTHA KELLEY 79 and 
MARY LOU ROSS 79 at Christmas in 

CRAIG MCCARTNEY 79 is happy as ever 
in Dallas and working hard. 

is living in Bossier City. She and husband |ohn 
are the proud parents of 4-year-old Amanda, 
and 10-month-old Justin Sherri is the lury 
Administrator for the Western District of 
Louisiana, and lohn works for Goodyear. 

husband Frank have been busy with a new 
home in the Mississippi woods. Her two kids 
- doggies - are adorable, and no diapers to 

Congratulations to PAUL SHUEY 79 and 
wife Myrna, the proud parents of Rachel 
Marie, born March 21, 1987. They are living in 

named president of the newly chartered 
Kappa Alpha Order Alumni Association of 
Shreveport by the Knight Commander, Dr 
Idris R. Traylor. Named Vice-President/ 
Treasurer was IAMES K. MCCLELLAND '81 
Ceremonies celebrating the establishment of 
the Charter were held on April 30, 1987, and 
were attended by K.A.'s from 1924 through 
1986. Shreveport boasts the largest per capita 
populous of Kappa Alpha's in the nation 
which is due almost entirely to the Centenary 
Chapter that was founded in 1891. Further 
information about the KA. Alumni 
Association may be requested by writing to 
440 Southfield Road, Shreveport, LA 71 106. 


SHAYNE LADNER '80 has just bought a 
house on Capitol Hill and is in love with DC. 

BOB GANNAWAY '80 has a new bride 
and is finishing his last year in medical school. 

DAVID SHERMAN '80 has a new address: 
137 Castle Heights Avenue, Upper Nyack, NY., 
10960. David is currently technical director of 
the Marjorie Lyons Playhouse summer 
program and will be working on his master's 
in theatre at Montclair State College in New 

KIRKENDALL '81 just had their second boy. 
She is teaching music and math, and Dale is 
at LSU getting a teaching certificate. 

'80 live in San Antonio where David works for 
Pepsi Cola and Betsy is a reading specialist. 

SCHMIDT 78 married in 1983 and moved 
from Shreveport to Monroe where Clinton did 
a residency in Family Practice Medicine and 
Susan taught elementary school. They love 
their new home in Hot Springs, Ark., where 
Clinton has joined a group of family medicine 
physicians and encourage all their Centenary 
friends to come visit. 

IEAN PAXTON SARTOR '80 and lohn 
loseph Hillman of Dallas were married May 9, 
1987, in Shreveport. 


We are celebrating a new year at 
Centenary and with good reason. The 1986- 
87 fiscal year which ended May 31 was filled 
with numerous high moments, especially 
for alumni, and I want to share a few of 
them with you. In reflecting on these things, 
I am reminded of a quote from lohn F. 
Kennedy's inaugural address, "We observe 
today not a victory of a party, but a 
celebration of freedom - symbolizing an end 
as well as a beginning, signifying renewal as 
well as change." 

Last fall, some 58 Class Agents were 
challenged to communicate the ongoing 
and increasing need for our alumni to 
participate in giving to the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund for the purpose of application 
and consideration for grants from 
foundations which use as a criteria for 
selection a minimum of 25% alumni 
participation in annual fund giving. A former 
Class Agent of Centre College, where 80% of 
its alumni give to the annual fund, spoke to 
our group of outstanding Class Agents 
about the importance of their role in 
motivating fellow classmates to give, 
regardless of the size of the gift. With only 
18.4% of Centenary's alumni giving in 1985- 
86, the goal of 25% from each class was 
established, and these wonderful volunteer 
class representatives carried the message to 
other classmates with enthusiasm. The 
response has been exciting - 24.2% of our 
alumni contributed a total of $228,600 by 
May 31, 1987, setting a record in both areas. 
Special kudos are extended to those classes 
who met and exceeded the goal. These 
classes are listed elsewhere in this issue. 
Watch out Centre College, Centenary alumni 
are on their way! 

Another outstanding achievement by 
alumni during the year was the 
establishment of four alumni scholarships: 
The 1930-35 Classes Alumni Scholarship, 
Class of 1937 Golden Anniversary 
Scholarship, Donna Lou Valliere Horn 
Memorial Scholarship, and the Don Garner 
Memorial Endowed Scholarship. Because of 
the alumni who have contributed to making 
these scholarships possible, many students 
with financial need will benefit, as did many 

of us who depended on scholarship aid 
when we were students. Even more 
commendable is the fact that most of those 
who gave to one of these scholarships also 
gave to Great Teachers to ensure their 
inclusion in the percentage goal. We 
applaud you! 

There is a group of alumni in the Dallas 
area that deserves recognition at this time. 
Through their interest and efforts, an Alumni 
Chapter has been formed under the 
leadership of Don Oliver, 111, 71 . Members 
anticipate doing great things, especially in 
the areas of student recruitment and 
placement of graduates interested in 
locating in or around Dallas. The 
enthusiasm exhibited by this group of 
alumni is contagious Perhaps others of you 
will be interested in following their lead. 
How about it? Centenary needs each of us! 

The involvement of alumni in 
participating in College/alumni sponsored 
activities and in support of Centenary 
through gifts, through volunteering of time 
and energy, and through sharing of ideas is 
at an all-time high. This is indeed something 
to celebrate. But as with the beginning of 
each new year, there are renewed 
challenges, and resolutions which can make 
those challenges a reality. We as alumni 
must not rest on the laurels of the successes 
attained during the year now ended, but 
instead commit ourselves today and in the 
years to come to a growing relationship with 
our alma mater. This will result in benefits 
not only for alumni, but for everyone whose 
lives are touched because Centenary College 
of Louisiana has thrived. 

Anita C. Martin '80 
Director of Alumni Relations 

While working on her master's in 
secondary administration here, PENNY 
DELAINE POTTER '81 is busy doing itinerant 
teaching in adapted physical education at 
seven schools in the Shreveport area. During 
her spare time she also coaches girl's 
basketball and is the head softball coach at 
Huntington High School where her team won 
the district championship this year. 

husband Phil enjoyed the alumni tour to 
Australia and New Zealand and hope to have 
the opportunity to travel to these countries 

KAY (ONES '81 has recently opened her 
own advertising company "Kay lones 

Communications" which provides basic 
advertising agency services. Kay will continue 
as the advertising agent for Clarkes lewelers 
and in addition will be serving a second term 
as publicity chairman for the Shreveport Art 
Guild, Friends of the Meadows Museum. Kay 
looks forward to working with fellow 
Centenary alumni on their advertising and 
promotional needs and may be reached at 

SARAH DOSS '81 is working for the 
United Way in New Orleans and lives next 
door to Tipitina's - no cover charge! 

DAVID COSS '81 graduated as a 
distinguished graduate from officer's training 
school in San Antonio. He's currently at 

Mather's Air Force Base in Sacramento in 
navigator school and is a first lieutenant. 

Congratulations to KNOX ANDRESS '81 
and wife Lisa who are the proud parents of 
son, William Knox Andress. Grandparents are 
Julia Hamiter Andress, '61, Will K. Andress '61, 
Ann Miles Robinson '46 and Tom Robinson 

husband lohn are expecting in November. 
Karen is the director of annual giving at 
Centenary and lohn is our computer analyst. 

ROANNE LONG STOW '82 and husband 
Fred moved to Houston in May. Fred received 
his MBA from Darden University of Virginia 
and will work for Exxon in their auditing 

husband, Scott, is an attorney and consumer 
affairs activist. 

PARNELL HOLT '82 has a new job as 
territorial manager for the Federal Mogal 
Corp. which manufactures auto parts out of 

FELICIA DENISE SANKEY '82 is starting 
residency at University of Arkansas-Little Rock 
Medical Center in physical medicine and 

MORGAN SANDERS '82 works at Crystal 
Oil, Shreveport, in the accounting department. 

a baby boy on lanuary 23, James Ray 
Lombardino. Melinda also performed with the 
First Methodist Chancel Choir, the Centenary 
College Choir, and the Shreveport Symphony 
in Andrew Lloyd Weber's Radium. 

FLOYD ENGLISH '82 is the assistant 
principal at Caddo Middle Magnet. 

Melissa Dale Wilkerson was born March 
19, weighing 9 lbs., 5 oz. to the proud parents 

JAY ALLEN '82 is living in New Orleans 
and is the assistant manager of the Fairmont 

JEFF MOORE '82 married Pace Lochte 
Moore on lune 1, 1985. Jeff is a petroleum 
engineer with Union Oil, and Pace works for a 
civil engineering consulting firm in Mobile, 

KELLY ALLISON '83 and his wife, Sue, 
are now living in Bellaire, Texas, near 
[Houston. Sue is the assistant director of 
catering for the Four Seasons-Houston Center 
'Hotel, and Kelly is enrolled in the graduate 
[school at the University of Houston working 
'toward a master's degree in journalism. He is 
iworking in the sports information office at the 
. University of Houston. They send regards to 
■all and would love to hear from you if you're 
in the area! 

BRENDA COOPER '83 and Kensley 
jStafin Stewart were married March 14, 1987 in 
Brown Chapel at Centenary. 

MORTON x85 write of their marriage in 
August of 1982 and the birth of their first child 
i Jessica Rene who arrived July 25, 1986. David 
| is working in Shreveport in sales, and Mindy 
left her job as a programming analyst to stay 
at home with their daughter. David has also 
served as minister of music in several Baptist 
churches in the past. 

LINDA DOBSON '83 writes from London, 

Friends Of Centenary 
Book Bazaar 

Taking Book Donations Now 

Old Books, New Books, Hardbacks, Paperbacks 

Book Baskets Located at Most CNB Branches 
And All Beall-Ladymon Stores 

For Large Donations, Call: 
Bonnie Watkins, 318/865-5474 
Sandy Edwards, 318/869-2559 
Centenary College, 318/869-501 1 

Sale Days-. September 25 - 26, \0a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Mall St. Vincent, Shreveport 

Proceeds Benefit Centenary College 

Neb., that she has her masters degree and is 
working on her PhD in math at the University 
of Nebraska. She and Tim Fosnaugh, who is 
also working on his Ph. D. in math, were 
married in May. 

'83 received a beautiful Christmas card from 
Thailand, with a business card enclosed from 
Thai Global Foods, Co., Ltd. Boonsong writes 
that he is deputy managing director of the 

husband Brooke are the proud parents of Paul 
Nicholas Lefkow, who was bom on March 17, 
1987. Nicholas joins the active family with 
Brooke working at First National Bank and 
attending University of Miami business 
classes and Lisa helping at the First 
Methodist Church. 

KATHY FRASER '83 writes that she is still 
teaching kindergarten in Shreveport and 
loving it. She will finish her masters in 
education administration in July and can't 
wait. She also wrote that TERESA COWELL 
TAYLOR '83 is teaching in the Shreveport area, 
and that CAROL STEVENS 83 was to marry 
in March. 

10 ANN B MARTIN '83 writes that she 
received her B.S. degree in accounting from 
LSU-S in December and that her next big step 
is seeking employment in that field. 

GREG BLACKMAN '83 graduated from 
Vanderbilt Medical School in May and goes 
on to his residency in general surgery in 
Dallas. However, the best news is that he got 
married! His wife, Mayme, graduated from 
med school last year and has been doing her 
residency in orthopedics at Parkland Hospital 
in Dallas. They will be glad to be together now 
and not separated and dividing their time 

between two cities anymore. Greg saw DAVID 
OTTO '83 in October and reported that he was 
doing well and working on his PhD 

Best wishes go to BESS ROBINSON 
LAMBERT '83 who married Larry Lambert on 
April 1 1, 1987. They keep Centenary "all in the 
family" as Bess works in Development, and 
Larry teaches in the Theatre/Speech 

will be the new Class Agent for 1983 is 
working in Governor-hopeful Buddy Roemer's 
office in Shreveport 

If anyone has information on DANIEL P 
DUNCAN please notify Frances Harrell 
Livesay, 1 3 Chimney Stone Way, Shreveport, 
La„ 71 115-3150. 

is a part-time minister in Tyler and is working 
on her master's of divinity at Perkins in Dallas 

SHARI CALFEE '84 married Scott Hall on 
February 9, 1987. Both are serving in the Air 
Force. Shari is stationed overseas in Panama, 
and Scott works at Barksdale AFB in 
Shreveport. We hope they get together soon! 

HELEN IERNIGAN '84 married Wayne 
Davis in December of 1985 They are living in 
Enterprise, Ala. Prior to their marriage, Helen 
was serving as a youth director in Florida. 

KAREN KLUSENDORF '84 married Ned 
Gudgel in December of 1986. She left Peat 
Marwick and Co of Shreveport to be with Ned 
in Littleton, Colo. Karen presently works for 
the Oppenheimer, et. al. accounting firm 

DAWN SIKES '84 continues her seminary 
instruction toward ordination at Chandler 
School of Theology She is engaged to a fellow 
candidate for ministry, Alan Liphart. 

psychologist for Evangeline Parish schools. 

KIM I STRAUSS '84 graduated from 


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Stanford University in June, 1984, with a 
degree in human biology. She has been 
working as a financial consultant in San 
Francisco, but plans to attend physical 
therapy school soon. 

'87 will be married in Shreveport in 
September, 1987. 

LAURI SANFORD '85 is currently 
working on her elementary teaching 
certificate at Palm Beach Atlantic College. 
She also works part-time at a General 
Nutrition Center. 

Second LT. KENNETH D. GELE '86 
has completed the field artillery officer 
basic course at Fort Sill, Okla. 

CELIA SIRMAN '86 is teaching 6th 
grade science at Linear Middle School in 
Shreveport and loving it. She is continuing 
in christian education and hopefully 
beginning her masters degree soon. She 
and LYNETTE POTTER '85 are rooming 
together and making sure Centenary is still 
running smoothly. 

MULLING '86 are getting married in 
August in Little Rock. Brad and Karen went 
to Homecoming with DAVE and JOY 
teaching history and coaching basketball 
while Joy is playing grad student. 

While visiting at Joy and Dave's in 
Denton, Texas, LAURA PEARCE '86 
dropped by. She's also at graduate school, 
but more importantly, she's enjoying a 
great social life! 

WYNNE BURTON '86 is also getting 
married in August in Little Rock. 

wrote to announce that she and ALAN are 
the proud parents of Robert who was born 
in September. Suzanne says that Robert is 

HARBUCK '85 are stationed in Fort Bragg, 
N.C., and should be there for three years. 

MARY K. COFFMAN '86 is director of 
christian education at First United 
Methodist Church in Longview, Texas. 

PATRICK SEWELL '86 is ready for the 
long haul - he's in med school in 

IEFF MCDONALD '86 is youth director 
at First United Methodist Church in Lake 
lackson, Texas. He's in charge of about 80 
kids and says he's really busy, but thinks 

it's great. 

BRYAN DAUPHIN '86 was at 
Homecoming and appeared to have the 
whole world in his hands. Bryan is now at 
Perkins in Dallas. 

CHRIS MORGAN '86 told us at 
Homecoming that she's living in the Dallas 
area and working for General Dynamics on 
flight simulator programs. 

BEATTY '86 looked great at Homecoming. 
Ann is at school in Georgia. 

KEITH REAGAN '86 is doing 
interesting cancer research in Texas. 

After his eventful pilgrimage (all of his 
belongings in a VW bug) to California, 
CURTIS WESTERFIELD '86 has settled 
down and is enjoying his studies. 

KENT HUGHES '86 says he feels "out 
of it" not being in Louisiana anymore, but 
that he loves med school. 

DEBBIE KRUMREY '86 writes that she 
is enjoying seminary in Ohio. 

If anyone has information concerning 
notify Karen Mulling, Class Agent for 1986, 
Mayflower Apt. A-6, 1925 21st Ave. S., 
Nashville, TN 37212. 

\n Progress: 
The Turner Art 
Center, a gift of 
alumnus Sydney 
Turner of Los Angeles, 
will house Centenary's 
Department of Art and 
galleries for exhibits. 

The Turner Art Center, Centenary College, 
will be dedicated Thursday, October 29, 

at 1 1 o'clock in the morning. 
Please join us for this special occasion. 



SDrine 1988 J 

Spring 1988 








Vol. 15, No. 3 April, 1988 
Editor: Janie Flournoy 72 
Typesetting: Creative Type 
Printing: Mid-South Press 

Centenary is mailed twice a 
year to donors and special 
friends of Centenary College 
for their enrichment and en- 

Change of Address: Please 
inform the Office of Research 
and Records of any change 
of address. 

On the Cover: Times photo- 
grapher Mike Silva frames 
the elegant Centenary Rose 
on a marble backdrop. This 
"Spring Glory" arrangement 
is one of five arrangements 
being sold by the Alumni 


Page 3 - Centenary Rose a 
Rascal To Make 

Page 4 - Student Media 

Page 6 - John Wesley's 
Legacy to Centenary College 

Page 8 - Centenary 
Gymnasts Are Nationial 

Office of Public Relations 
Centenary College 
P.O. Box 41 188 
Shreveport, La. 71 134-1 188 

Presidents Perspective 

Dr. Donald Webb 

The tasks of a college 
president are wondrous vari- 
ed. And for this issue of the 
Centenary magagine, our in- 
exorable editor insists 1 re- 
veal one less trumpeted than 
balancing budgets or count- 
ing paperclips or visiting 

So, would you like to know 
what 1 go through, in trying to 
get a Commencement 
Speaker? It's a Sisyphean 
labor (whatever that is). 

An instance is my devious 
scheme to get Walker Percy. 
It failed. But it's a neat exam- 
ple of what we chaps must do. 

For years, I would have 
given my eye-teeth (what- 
ever they are) to have Mr. 
Percy give our Commence- 
ment Address. I still would. 

The fact is, I have long 
been an unabashed fan. And 
one day, I had my chance to 
get him. 

I have a friend who is a 
friend of a friend of Walker 
Percy's. Call my friend, 
"Tom"; call his, "Nik"; which 
is not stretching things, since 
those are their names. 

And knowing how I co- 
veted a Percy appearance, 
Tom proposed a swap. If I 
would preach a sermon at 
his close-to-Covington church, 

he would host a Nik-Percy- 
Webb dinner. Both were con- 
summations devoutly to be 
wished: one apparently by 
him, and one ardently by me. 
So we had a deal. 

But on the pre-Sabbath 
evening, Murphy (he of the 
infamous Law) intervened. 
When Tom picked me up at 
my motel, he had vicious 
laryngitis; moreover, he whis- 
pered, Nik had received such 
bad news, he was remorse 
and mute; and, of course, 
Percy was a recluse, and 
likely to be muter. So would 
I carry the conversation? 

I was daunted; but, an un- 
abashed fan must try. So with 
perspiring perplexity, I prat- 
tled purposefully through the 
prandial progression, explor- 
ing every conversational 
nook and cranny that might 
spur Walker, spark Nik, or 
salve Tom. 

To no avail: the meal was 
a monologue. 

But it was munificent. Such 
that suddenly, and out of the 
blue — I swear, I had never 
thought this before, at least, 
not consciously — I asked Mr. 
Percy, "Walker (well, one 
couldn't go on addressing 
him as "Mr. Percy," idol or no 
idol), "Before you wrote hove 
In The Ruins, had you read 
Dostoevsky's Notes from The 

As the words blurted out, I 
knew they were straight from 
my own Underground. Even 
Methodist Ministers have an 
Unconscious, and at this 
stage of the meal, I must 
have had access to it; for the 
question nipped out, uncen- 
sored and unprepared. 

But it was as if it popped 
a cork! Walker Percy im- 
mediately gesticulated 
largely, and began expound- 
ing the history of his life: he 
had just read the Dostoevsky 

before starting Love In The 
Ruins ...! 

— Indeed, two corks! Nik 
was now alive and well, and 
contributing brilliant bits of 
poetic this-and-that. 

What an evening! Even 
Tom forgot his stricken 
throat, and joined in the cut- 
and-thrust, the Confucian 
wisdom. Apparently, the fine 
meal gave all of us access to 
our Unconsciouses. And we 
were taking great liberties 
with them. It was a dinner I 
shall not forget, nor ever 
cease to marvel at. 

Such that, as we wove our 
way to the exit, arms en- 
twined, I put my third covet- 
ous request to my dear 
friend. (You remember! That 
he speak at Centenary?) 

To my deep regret, Walker 
Percy's Conscious Mind was 
still in sufficient control of his 
schedule that he stopped 
me, gently but firmly, like 
Moses short of the Promised 
Land. He hates convocations:] 
even at the distinguished 
college of his dinner chum, 
he abhors such chores. 

One day, perhaps, he may 
relent; meantime, I am in 
constant prayer. 

And I do delight in the 
signed copies of all his 
novels: they are precious 

Anyway, if you are ever 
stuck for a potent conversa- 
tion catalyst, try "Before you 
did so-and-so, had you read 
Dostoevsky's Notes From The 
Underground?" It may uncork 
your dinner companion, too. 

But as a ploy to get a Com 
mencement Speaker — forget 

Dr. Donald Webb, President 
Centenary College 

'A Rascal to Make' 

Centenary Rose Is Challenge to Porcelain Mist jean du Tilleux 

In 1922, when Oscar du Tilleux 
placed roses on his bride, Jean's 
breakfast tray, little did he know the 
significance of that gesture. 

Her love affair with roses led first 
to dabbling in ceramics, then to china 
painting, and finally to creating her in- 
ternationally known porcelain roses. 

Tilleux roses, often compared to 
Boheme porcelains, are collected 
throughout the world, commanding 
rosy prices. One arrangement, made 
for residents of the White House, just 
couldn't be left behind. 

Her latest success is the 
Centenary Rose, a velvety maroon 
rose bred especially for the College. 

"It was a rascal to make," smiled 
the petite, 85-year-old Mrs. Tilleux in 
her Shreveport home. "But of all the 
roses I've done, I like this one the 

The petals were the first chal- 
| lenge. "They curl in on themselves, 
rather than flaring out," the artist 
explained. "I had to build a new tool 
I to get them just right. I also dis- 
j covered that I could use a hard-boiled 
! egg as a mold for the porcelain. It 
works perfectly." 

The color was a "nightmare" she 
said, requiring hours and hours of ex- 
perimentation. "That particular hybrid 
changes color on the bush; the backs 
of the petals turn pink," she 
explained. It was a combination of 
color and firing techniques that 
resulted in the rich maroon hue. 

Botanicaly correct, the porcelain 
5 leaves are made from the real green- 
ery, and are joined to brass stems 
applied with real thorns. 

The family business includes three generations of workers: {seated) Oscar du Tilleux and the master 
artist, }ean, and {standing, left to right) David, Lori, Mae }ean, and Clifford Eschenfelder. "The 
family has really made my roses bloom," smiled Mrs. Tilleux. Great-grandson }oc Eschenfelder is 
next in line to learn the tricks of the trade. 

"God is the master artisan — we 
copy Him," said Mrs. Tilleux. 

The "we" includes husband 
Oscar, who oversees the family opera- 
tion; daughter Mae Jean Eschenfelder 
who does porcelain work; son-in-law 
Clifford Eschenfelder who does the 
metalwork; grandson David Eschen- 
felder who does metalwork and mar- 
keting, and granddaughter-in-law Lori 
Eschenfelder who does the leaves. 

Each rose is signed "J du T," and 
each is dated and assigned a serial 
number. No rose leaves the studio 
without Mrs. Tilleux's supervision and 

To Order the Centenary Rose 

The Centenary Roses in porcelain were exhibited for the first time at 
Homecoming and are now available to all alumni and collectors. Information 
on arrangements, prices, and shipping may be obtained from the Alumni 
Association by contacting Karen Boston, director of alumni relations, 
Centenary College, P.O. Box 4 1 1 88, Shreveport, La. 7 1 1 34- 1 1 88, 3 1 8/869-5 151. 


Of the 3500 roses Mrs. Tilleux has 
made, one arrangement is particularly 
outstanding. "It was a table arrange- 
ment I made for Frances Smitherman. 
She had gone out in her back yard 
and picked a beautiful bouquet of 
roses — all different colors. She 
arranged them and brought them 
over to me and said 'Can you make 
this in porcelain?' It was the most 
beautiful arrangement ever!" 

Even the mistakes are collected. 
"When 1 make boo-boos, I throw them 
out," Mrs. Tilleux said. "And all along, 
the garbage man has been getting 
them out of the trash. The postman 
has a lovely collection of throw-aways, 

But the mistakes make way for 
achievement. "I've enjoyed it all. I've 
really had no big disappointments," 
Mrs. Tilleux said. 'It's like Christmas 
every time I open the kiln." 

Trisfia Matthew and Lorin Anderson bring desktop publishing to Centenary. [Photo by Samuel i 

Student Media 

The Conglomerate Leads the Way 

By Trisha Matthew, Assistant Editor, The Congbmerate 

Who would have ever thought that 
a couple of apples could change the 
look, budget and ranking of an entire 
newspaper? How could two apples 
make such a big difference? 

Well, it helps when the "apples" 
have a memory, dictionary, calculator, 
instant hyphenation and a host of other 
"seeds" to go along with them. 

The "apples" are Macintosh Pluses 
and when Amy Belleau, former editor 
of The Conglomerate, decided to pick 
them, she did a good job. "They were 
the most innovative technology on the 
market," she explained when asked 
why she chose to use the apples to 
produce a paper. "Computer SOS gave 
us excellent training on the computers," 
she added. 

Following the lead of The 
Conglomerate, the rest of the media will 
also invest in the Macintosh Plus 
system creating an entire bushel 
specifically trained to better serve the 
Centenary student body. 

So, why the Apple? Why do we, as 
tudents, enjoy a state of the art 
computer system that saves the four 
areas of the media over $10,000 and 
hours of time and stress? Martha 
Stuckey, a freshman from Baton Rouge 
and clipboard editor of The Conglomerate, 
explains her liking of the computer 
jsystem saying, "I love working on the 
computers, because it makes my work 
jso much easier. I can do my layout in 30 
minutes." Stuckey's section is one page, 
but that one page is the page with all 

of the little tidbits about what's going 
on around campus and in Shreveport. 

The other sections of the paper 
are benefited by the computers for a 
lot of different reasons. 

The various layout styles seen in 
the sport and postscripts section this 
semester were made possible by the 
Macintosh Plus Pagemaker® program. 
This program makes it possible for 
sophomore Troy Morgan from New 
Orleans to create graphs that simplify 
the chaotic things in life like the 
numbers used in the President's Report 
and the break down of the Student 
Government Association budget. We all 
know how difficult these can be and 
how a simple pie graph can make them 
easier for everyone to understand. 

Morgan states that "The apple 
system simply makes hard work easy 
for those that know how to operate the 
system. The more you know, the easier 
it is." 

The extensive system set up by 
Computer SOS for Centenary will 
benefit the other areas of the media 
just as much as it has benefited The 
Congbmerate. Lorin Anderson, a senior 
from Illinois and editor in chief of The 
Congbmerate, states, "The rest of the 
media is following The Conglomerate's 
lead by purchasing the Macintosh." 

The Yoncopin (yearbook) will be 
able to use layout techniques that 
other yearbooks can only dream of. The 
Macintosh will make it possible for 
Pegasus (literary magazine) to place its 

poems in any format that the poet's 
heart desires and will help KSCL, the 
campus radio station, run more 

All of these benefits help the 
student-run media serve the student 
body better and gives the students 
involved in the various media programs 
a chance to become comfortable 
behind the keyboard of a powerful 

Both Beleau and Anderson know 
that the computers are cost efficient 
and time saving. "The Mac computers 
allowed us to save a considerable 
amount of typesetting and lay-out 
cost," Belleau said. "It made the paper 
look a lot better, allowed the staff to lay 
out the paper in the office, and allowed 
the staff to learn a new skill." 

This new skill makes it possible for 
more students to become involved in 
a program that will help them perfect 
themselves in the important skill of 

The media may not have fancy 
offices (they have all been renovated 
by the respective media heads) or 
many of the other niceties that other 
college media enjoy, but they have one 
of the most advanced computer 
systems available today, and more than 
that, they have a raw determination to 
make the media at Centenary the best 
in the country. 

(Tricia Matthew is a sophomore at 
Centenary and is assistant editor of The 
Conglomerate. ) 

John Wesleys Legacy To 
Centenary College 

I. (&'fy ! 

B Copyright by Drew University, 1981 All Rights Reserved 

)ohn Wesley 

By Bentley Shane '27 

"What has John Wesley ( 1 703- 
1 79 1 ) to do with Centenary College of 
Louisiana (1825, 1839—)? 

We know John Wesley chiefly as 
the founder of the Methodist 
movement and the flaming evangelist 
who lighted the revival fires in 
England and America in the middle 
years of the 18th century. A graduate 
of Oxford University and ordained in 
the Church of England, his spiritual 
life was awakened on May 24, 1 738, 
while attending a prayer meeting of 
one of the lay societies of the Church 
meeting in London on Aldersgate 
Street. Prompted by this "warm- 
hearted" experience, he began an 
amazing evangelistic campaign which 
spread throughout England and 
reached the eastern seaboard of 
North America soon thereafter. 
Because of the "enthusiasm" that 
accompanied his preaching to the 
ignorant and dispossessed masses of 
England, he was denied the use of the 
regular Church pulpits and began 
"field preaching" throughout the 
towns and cities of England and 
Ireland, traveling on the average of 
8,000 miles per year, riding his favorite 
horse over impassable roads in all 
kinds of weather, preaching to crowds 
wherever he could gather them. On 
one occasion 20,000 coal miners 
gathered on a hillside to hear him, 
and when he visited Epworth, the 
location of his father's church, he 
stood on the tombstone of his father's 
grave in the church yard and spoke to 
the largest congregation ever 
assembled in Epworth. In 1 739 as the 
result of his preaching, he organized 
the many "Societies" that were 
springing up into a connectional 
system which he called the "United 
Methodist Societies," using the name 

given to a group of Oxford students 
while he was a student there. One 
hundred years later, the Methodist 
Episcopal Church of America joined 
the British Methodists in celebrating 
one hundred years of the movement. 
The Mississippi and Louisiana 
Conferences celebrated the event by 
organizing a college and giving it the 
name "Centenary." Its first location 
was in Brandon Springs, Mississippi, 
but in 1845 it was moved to Jackson, 
Louisiana, and merged with a state 
school called the College of Louisiana. 
Since that date, this oldest chartered 
college west of the Mississippi River, 
now residing in Shreveport, was called 
"Centenary College of Louisiana." 
The legacy that John Wesley 
bequeathed to the Methodist Church 
and to Centenary College is far more 
than a name. Education was at the 
center of his life and ministry. As a 
graduate of Oxford University and 
later a teacher there, he links 
i Centenary directly to the great church 
[ universities of Europe that arose 
I during the Middle Ages. During his 
childhood in the Epworth rectory, he 
' received a thorough education from 
: his mother and father; and when he 
entered the famous Charterhouse 
School in London at the age of ten, 
this precocious boy was well prepared 
in all branches of learning and 
personal discipline of mind and body. 

At the age of seventeen, he 
entered Christ Church College in 
Oxford University, where he continued 
his regimen of study, exercise 
(running and tennis), debating, social 
work, writing letters and essays, and 
reading extensively in all branches of 
learning. His letter writing included 
some correspondence in Latin with 
girl friends. One of his many essays 
included this famous advice to 
college students: "Lying in bed is the 
chief real cause of all nervous 
diseases. It opens the way and 
prepares the soul for every kind of 

Soon after his beginning in the 
career of evangelistic preaching, he 

recognized the necessity of providing 
the basic elements of education to his 
followers so they could read the Bible 
and other Christian literature. He had 
to enlist lay preachers for his 
movement, and they had to be taught 
the rudiments of reading and writings, 
contents of the Bible, and other 
Christian literature. For both his 
congregations and his preachers, he 
wrote a large volume of Christian 
literature to be read and distributed 
from their saddlebags. He established 
libraries in all the Society meeting 
houses. One of his monumental 
educational works was a fifty-volume 
set of books called "The Christian 
Library." As a genuine classical scholar 
and educator, John Wesley wrote 371 
publications including books on 
health and cures for various ailments. 

Wesley insisted that all his 
preachers speak regularly on 
education and set up "Sunday 
Schools" in all the Societies. In this, he 
joined with Robert Raikes, founder of 
the Sunday School movement. 
Wesley set the example by using his 
own sermons as teaching occasions, 
not only to convert but also to edify. 

John Wesley took over a famous 

Dr. bentley Sloane,'27, member of the Board 
of Trustees, is an author and historian. 

school in London called Kingswood, 
founded in 1 739 by George 
Whitefield, a famous evangelist who 
worked with Wesley in his early 
ministry. Wesley added four years of 
college to the school and developed 
it into a strong liberal arts institution, 
stating that any student who 
completed the courses 
"would be a better scholar than nine 
in ten of the graduates at Oxford or 
Cambridge." He should know. The 
amazing versatility and scholarly 
qualities of Wesley are portrayed in 
the Kingswood curriculum. He 
personally selected or wrote all the 
textbooks used in the school. Among 
his writings for the school was a 
concise grammar for the study of 
English, French, Latin, Greek, and 
Hebrew, and a textbook in logic. In 
1 766, he created a board of trustees 
and turned the school over to the 
Methodist Conference, setting up the 
system of ownership and control for 
the future Methodist institutions in 

As to Wesley's stature as an 
educator, the Encyclopaedia 
Britannica has this to say: "No man in 
the 18th century did so much to 
create a taste for good reading and to 
supply it with books at the lowest 

Perhaps every teacher in 
Centenary's long and illustrious 
history needs to know some of the 
basic points of view promulgated by 
John Wesley in his preaching and 
teaching, and presently reflected by 
the United Methodist Church in its 
Book of Discipline: 

"Let us unite the two so long 
divided, knowledge and vital piety." 

"The bias of nature is set the 
wrong way. Education is designed to 
set it right." 

"We think and let think." 

All truth is to be approached 
through the Methodist Quadrilateral: 
The teachings of the Bible, the 
traditions of the Church and other 
realms of knowledge, experience, and 

Centenary Gymnasts 
Are National Champions 

Repeating history and setting 
records in gymnastics competition is 
something the Centenary Ladies like 
to do. 

The six-member team was 
crowned NAIA National Champion Fri- 
day, March 4, at the MSU Dome in 
Minot, N.D., after scoring 141 .20 
points — an all-time NAIA national 
tournament record. 

This is Centenary's second NAIA 
title which was preceded by five AIAW 
championships, four of those consecu- 
tive wins. Former coach Vannie 
Edwards guided the Laides to the first 
six titles, and it took Bob Moss just 

three short years to get back to the 
top step of the winner's platform. Bob, 
one of Vannie's students, coaches the 
Ladies team along with his wife, Willa. 

"It feels extra special to win the 
national championship," Bob said. "It 
feels extra special, because these girls 
are champion athletes and champion 
students, and I know they will be 
champion wifes, mothers, and leaders 
in their community. They are a great 

The group includes Julie Good- 
win, a junior from Austin, Texas; 
LeAnn English, a sophomore from 
Monroe; Jill McCall, a sophomore from 

Centenary's national championship gymnastics team includes {left to right) LeAnn English of 
Monroe-, Dana Osborn of Bartlesville, Okla.; }ill McCall of Richardson, Texas; Nicole LaStrapes of 
Thibodaux; }ulie Goodwin of Austin, Texas, and Stacey Pylkas of Ft. Myers, Fla. (Photo by ion Reynolds) 


Richardson, Texas; Nicole LaStrapes, 
a freshman from Thibodaux; Dana 
Osborn, a freshman from Bartlesville, 
Okla., and Stacy Pylkas, a freshman 
from Ft. Meyers, Fla. 

Centenary's performance outdis- 
tanced runner-up Fort Hays State's 
1 37.40 points as the Ladies were the 
class of the ten team field. Centenary 
finished 16-3 overall for the season 
with all three setbacks coming to 
NCAA powers LSU and Houston 

Individually in the all-around was 
Nicole (35.40 AA at the national meet)i 
who is the national beam champion. 
Number 3 was LeAnn (35.30 AA), 
Number 4 was Dana Osborn (35.15 
AA), Number 9 Stacey (34.55 AA) and 
Julie at Number 1 1 (34.15 AA). Jill 
finished 21st in the all-around with a 
32.50 score. 

"Nicole had the best meet of her 
year, and it came at the best of times, 
said Bob. "We're proud to say Nicole, 
as a freshman, is the national beam 

Nicole was also designated All- 
America on the bars (fourth place) 
and the vault (fifth). Dana was also a 
double All-America taking third on the 
floor and fourth on the beam. LeAnn, 
second on the beam, and Jill, fourth 
on the vault, were All-America's for the 
second straight year. 

"LeAnn emerged as our team 
leader this year," Bob said. 
"Whenever we needed a top perfor- 
mance, she always hit. In my 18 years 
of coaching I've never had a kid hit as 
many clutch routines as LeAnn has 
the last two years." 

Centenary's team is a youthful 
one, with only one senior-to-be, Julie 

So set your calendar for early 
March 1989, when the Centenary 
Ladies will be back to defend their 
NAIA national championship. 

Harvey Broyles 

Over 50 Years Of \nvolvement At Centenary 

Harvey Broyles '36 

For the second time in as many 
years, Harvey Broyles '36 is serving as 
chairman of the corporate volunteer 
campaign of the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund at Centenary College. 

Now in its 28th year, the annual 
fund has grown from a goal of $65,000 
to this year's goal of $ 1 , 1 50,000. 
Monies raised are used for faculty 
salaries, teaching equipment and 
materials, institutional scholarships, 
books, maintenance of the physical 
plant, and much more. Ten percent of 
the fund comes from the corporate 
campaign; 90 percent comes from 
alumni, trustees, parents, and friends. 

After graduating from Centenary 
in 1936, Mr. Broyles earned a law 
degree at LSU in Baton Rouge. He has 
practiced law or been engaged in the 
oil and gas business since 1938 
except for a three-year service in the 
U.S. Navy and a six-year term as 
Louisiana Public Service 

"I have always maintained an 
interest in Centenary," said Mr. 
Broyles at the Great Teachers- 
Scholars Fund kickoff breakfast. "1 
have worked with this fund from the 
beginning, and I was co-chairman with 
Blume Johnson '36 about 1 2 years 
ago." Mr. Broyles has served on the 
Board of Trustees since 1977, and in 

1980 was elected to the Centenary 
College Alumni Hall of Fame, the 
highest honor an alumnus can 

This year, with five co-chairmen 
and over 75 volunteers from the 
community, Mr. Broyles will call on 
area businesses to make 
contributions to Centenary College. 
"For the purpose of this annual fund 
drive," said Mr. Broyles, "gifts of any 
size are appreciated. We are trying to 
get operating funds for this year; we 
have got to raise 1 percent of the 
entire college budget." 

There is no doubt in this 
chairman's mind that Centenary 
College is a sound investment. In the 
50 years he has known the college, 
the quality of the school has not 

"Honesty, integrity, sobriety were 
installed in us as students," Mr. 
Broyles said. And today, traveling with 
the Centenary College Choir on their 
summer concert tours, Mr. Broyles can 
say firsthand that these Centenary 
students exhibit those same 
outstanding qualities. 

Serving with Mr. Broyles are 
Division Chairmen: 

Virginia K. Shehee '43, president 
of Kilpatrick Life Insurance, Co., co- 
chairman and chairman-elect. 

Jerry Boughton, chairman of the 
board and chief executive officer of 
the First National Bank of Shreveport, 
Financial Division chairman. 

Marlin W. Drake Jr. '44 CLU, 
Lincoln National Life Insurance 
Company, Professional Division 

Roy Hurley, chairman of the 
Hurley Company, Oil, Gas & Energy 
Division chairman. 

Hoyt Yokem, president of Yokem 
Toyota, Inc., Retail Sales & Services 
Division chairman. 

Harvey Broyles' interest in 
Centenary College is untiring and all- 
encompassing ... he has even done 
some recruiting for us! 

The Broyles 

Harvey Broyles 36, 

Shreveport, LA 

The late Joseph E. Broyles '38 


The late JeraJd Otis Broyles 39 

(First cousin) 

Eilyeen Broyles Livingston '43 

(Sister) Elm Grove, LA 

Hon. Theodore 
Ralph Broyles X48 

(Brother) Leesville, LA 

Allen H. Broyles Jr. SS '64, '67 

(Son) Shreveport, LA 

Alberta Joyce Broyles 

Hawkins SS '68 (Daughter) 

Shreveport, LA 

John Erskine Broyles X68 

(Son) Shreveport, LA 

Dr. William H. Broyles X69 

(Brother) Shreveport, LA 

Linda Diane Broyles X69 

(Niece) Dallas, TX 

Stephen E. Broyles '69, 82 

(Nephew) Baton Rouge, LA 

Barbara Bennett Broyles '69 

(Mrs. Stephen E.) Baton Rouge, LA 

Deborah Broyles Dunlap '74 

(Niece) Dallas, TX 

William H. Broyles II X75 

(Nephew) Shreveport, LA 

Michael Otis Broyles '78 

(Nephew) West Monroe, LA 

John H. Livingston Jr. '84 

(Nephew) Bossier City, LA 

George and Martin Drake look over a room in Jackson Hall where their father may have had his first 
printing press and the foundation for The Drake Co., \nc. 

Drakes Choose ]ackson Hall Endowment 
To Commemorate Family-College Ties 

(Editor's Note-. This is one of the many 
interesting stories emerging from the renova- 
tion of \ackson Hall. \f you have a tale to tell, 
please send it in writing to The Office of Public 

When Marlin W. Drake, Sr., came 
to Centenary College in 1 9 1 5 as a 
freshman, he brought with him 
printing equipment that he had 
acquired as a young entrepreneur. 

He set up shop in the basement 
of Jackson Hall, typesetting and 
printing his way through two years of 
college before entering the service in 
World War I. 

Years later, when Mr. Drake came 
back to Centenary, he came as a 
trustee of the College and president 
of The Drake Company of Shreveport, 
Inc., specializing in office supplies and 
printing . 

So it is altogether appropriate 
that his sons - Marlin W. Drake, Jr., 
and George N. Drake, Sr. - have 

selected Jackson Hall as the site for a 
memorial to commemorate the close 
ties that have existed between the 
Drake family and Centenary College. 

Their gift will be used to equip 
and maintain a room in Jackson Hall, 
which is being renovated by a grant 
from the Frost Foundation. The "new" 
Jackson Hall will house the School of 
Business, the Department of English, 
and the Department of Foreign 

Gifts of $25,000 are being 
solicited to endow each of the forty- 
six rooms and offices in the renovated 
building. This will assure proper 
maintenance of the building forever. 
As of this writing, almost half of the 
rooms have been spoken for, and an 
additional $25,000 has been 
contributed for the landscaping and 
endowment of the grounds. 

Built in 1906-08, Jackson Hall was 
the first building on the Shreveport 
campus and was named for the 

Jackson, La., community from which 
the College moved. 

It was in that small South 
Louisiana town in 1825 that Benjamin 
Michael Drake, D.D. (great-great 
grandfather of Marlin and George) 
helped found Centenary College and 
served as one of the first presidents. 

His son, William Winans Drake, 
Sr., graduated in 1868, and his son, 
William Winans Drake, Jr., D.D. 
(grandfather of Marlin and George) 
was an 1888 graduate and served as a 
trustee until his death in 1933. His 
son, Marlin Drake, Sr., was active as a 
trustee and printer until his death in 

Marlin, Jr., is an alumnus, and 
George is a 1947 graduate. Marlin's 
daughter, Lauren, graduated in 1967. 

With the establishment of the 
Drake Room in Jackson Hall, the 164- 
year-old Drake-Centenary tradition 
will be perpetuated for future 
generations of both families. 


Danish Folk High Schools 

Learning For Learning's Sake 

By the time we knew we had 
seen one too many burial sites, it was 
too late. Our son, Kellam, came to me 
one day and asked me to take the 
hands off his "lego guy." Legos are 
amazing toys. They were created in 
Denmark and in many ways are 
quintessentially Danish. The idea 
behind them is simple but the 
possibilities for use are practically 
unlimited. Lego guys (only one of the 
many kinds of Legos available) can be 
taken apart and put back together in 
so many ways that taking off the 
hands seemed perfectly normal. And 
in 3 year old eyes, hands can clearly 
be more than mere hands. I did as 
requested and went about my 
business. A few minutes later, I was 
summoned to see what he'd made. 

Laid out on the floor was his lego 
guy, completely disassembled but in 
order. The head was where the head 
belonged, the torso where the torso 
belonged, the hands where the hands 
belonged, and so forth, but there was 
about one-half inch between each 
piece. "Look Dad," exclaimed the 
excited little guy. "I've made a monk!" 
And sure enough, the lego guy looked 
a lot like the skeletons of monks that 
we had seen all over Denmark. We 
knew right then that it was time to 
edge away from antiquity and see 
more of modem Denmark, but we fear 
that Kellam's memories of Denmark 
will always be heavily weighted 
toward skeletons of monks laid out in 
museums or on-site burial grounds. 
The Danes are proud of both their 
history and their modem culture, and 
take great pains to emphasize both. 

There is a form of educational 
experience in Denmark that combines 
the old and the new in a novel way. It 
is the "folkhjskole" or folk high school. 
The idea dates to the mid 19th 
century. (O.K., so it isn't so old. It is 
novel, and it is the subject of this 
essay . . .) and the Danish philosopher/ 

Dr. David Jhrogmorton 

N.F.S. Grundtvig. Grundtvig believed 
that the impulse to learn is an 
important component of the human 
character, and devised an educational 
system outside of normal educational 
channels to tap into this impulse. 
Grundtvig's optimism was apparently 
well founded, for the folk high schools 
have become an important aspect of 
Danish education. There are over 100 
folk high schools in Denmark with 
over 50,000 people attending each 
year. All are boarding schools and 
each specializes in a particular 
subject. Some of the schools offer 
courses lasting three or four months 
while others offer "short courses" of 
one or two weeks. Underlying them all 
is a sense of "participating in this 
experiment that is Denmark," as one 
teacher put it. 

We visited the folk high school 
at Kalo where I delivered a lecture on 
television evangelism in the U.S. All 
185 students attended and, since the 
school at Kalo is devoted to English as 
a second language, most were able to 
understand what I said. (At least, they 
understood the English - 1 am not con- 
vinced that I was able to interpret 

television evangelism very well, for it 
is a very alien religious experience for 
Danes.) In any event, after the lecture, 
we had lunch with the students and 
staff - home style with everyone 
pitching in to serve and then clean up 
- and had a tour of the school. 

The physical layout was 
impressive - on the coast with the 
ruins of a 1 3th century castle near at 
hand - but what impressed me the 
most were the living quarters of the 
students. Students were encouraged 
to live in a wing of a building with 
people they did not know and each 
living group was responsible for 
keeping the communal dinette and 
lounge area clean and orderly. The 
result, of course, was that each such 
area had its own "culture" of which the 
residents were justly proud. There 
was art everywhere. One wing has 
original works of art from Latin 
America, another from Africa, another 
from contemporary Denmark, and so 
on. There were paintings, posters, 
sculptures, wall hangings, and all 
manner of art. It was quite impressive. 

Grundtvig was right: there is an 
impulse to learn. The folk high schools 
which he inspired have clearly 
touched a respondent chord among 
the Danes and are evidence that 
there does not have to be a "payoff" 
for people to seek knowledge and 
understanding. Grundtvig's optimism 
and faith in the human thirst for 
learning has enriched innumerable 
people and the Danish culture as a 
whole. The folk high schools are a 
unifying force that permit Danes from 
all walks of life to participate in a 
common experience which draws 
them together in intellectual life. It is 
a testimony to what can be done. 
Now, if I can only get this lego guy 
back together. 

(Dr. Throgmorton, assistant professor of 
sociology, taught at the University of Aarhus, 
Denmark, in the fall as an exchange 



)oanna Magale Supports New Learning Program 

Built in 1963 and named 
for John F. Magale in 1974, 
Centenary's library celebrates 
its 25th anniversary this year. 

"Has it been that long?" 
smiled Mrs. Magale in the 
living room of her Sherwood 
Road home. "It was Russell 
Barrow - our neighbor - who 
came over and talked to us 
about setting up the fund," 
she said. "He was a good 
trustee for Centenary." 

The endowment fund, 
established at the time of Mr. 
Magale's death in 1974, is 
used "to purchase standard 
textbooks, standard reference 
books, first class literature, and 
publications ..." The bequest 
included stocks, bonds and oil 
royalties amounting at that 
time to a sum in excess of 

Mrs. Magale continues to 
have an interest in the library 
. . . particularly in a program 
housed in the basement of 
the library. 

The program is Dr. Charles E. Vetter's Center for 
Learning Enhancement and Research, Inc. (CLEAR), 
located in the library basement along with his office 
and classroom space. The program matches college 
students with elementary school children - "square 

}oanna Magale celebrates 
library (background) by 
his CLEAR Program, an 

pegs" who don't fit into the 
school system's "round 
holes" - in one-to-one 
tutoring sessions that 
encourage success. 

"I just love Dr. Vetter," 
she said. "He is helping 
children to like school, and 
anything that will improve 
learning, I'm all for." 

Mrs. Magale knows how 
important that can be. "I took 
a chemistry class at 
Centenary one summer," she 
recalled. "Mr. Harwell was my 
teacher, and he took a lot of 
time with me. I really 
appreciated that." 

Today, Mrs. Magale 
encourages and supports 
eight neices and nephews 
who are in colleges and 
universities all over the 
country. She is also very 
active in the First Southern 
Methodist Church, and is a 
gourmet cook with a 
collection of over 5,000 books 
of recipes. 
"That's just the cookbooks," she said. "I've got 
many more other volumes." 

It's no wonder Centenary's library was the focus c 
the Magales' generosity. 

the 25th anniversary of Magale 
working with Dr. Eddie Wetter on 
educational program for children. 


Center for Learning Enhancement & Research 
Housed in Magale Ubrary Basement 

Centenary College Professor 
Eddie Vetter is offering Northwest 
Louisiana an alternative to fitting 
"square pegs" into "round holes." 

The "square pegs" are children 
with developmental dyslexia, "the 
hidden handicap." Dyslexia means 
"difficulty with words," and it is usually 
preceeded with the adjective 
developmental, indicating that these 
literary problems are not due to 
environmental deprivation or other 
external factors, but are inherent 
within the child and are closely 
related to developmental difficulties 
indicated by delayed or faulty 
maturation of the child's nervous 

The "round holes" are society's 
educational techniques which 
[emphasize printed textbooks and 
written examinations, and without 
i doubt, research data show that a 
! reading and writing based school 
jsystem cannot reach children with 
i dyslexia. 

"As a result, many children are 
asked to do things they are incapable 
of doing," Dr. Vetter said. "These 
I children don't have a learning 
j problem. They have a performance 

While local school systems have 
ibeen in the forefront of educational 
progress in developing programs for 
children with developmental dyslexia, 
;many children remain unidentified 
and untreated. Too, their group- 
oriented programs are less successful 
than programs stressing individual 

Knowing this, an interested and 
concerned group of Kiwanians in 
Shreveport, led by Dr. Vetter, have 
created the Center for Learning 

Enhancement and Research, Inc. 

The Center helps children and 
their parents cope with the trauma of 
developmental dyslexia and makes it 
possible for them to attain a more 
successful experience in the learning 

Dr. Veter teams his college 
students one-on-one with the children 
in afternoon sessions on the college 
campus. The collegiate tutors read to 
them or listem with them to tape 
recordings of material. They assist 
with testing, writing answers down as 
given verbally by the children. 

"It doesn't take long for a 
meaningful relationship to develop," 
Dr. Vetter explained. "The college 
students begin talking about 'my kid.' 
They develop a sense of ownership. 

j , 



Centenary student Doug Shannon takes a 
break from studying with John Birdwell who 
is enrolled in Centenary's CLEAR program. 

They come to share the successes 
and failures, the jobs and pain. 

"Through our internship program 
they get three hours sociology credit. 
In reality, they get so much more." 

For children with particular 
trouble in math, the Centenary 
volunteers provide assistance in a 
setting in which the child can ask 
questions openly without fear of 
ridicule or sarcasm from his or her 
classmates. The use of calculators and 
computers do much to improve the 
development of concepts and insure 

Services are provided for parents 
including sessions which help to 
explain how parents can assist their 
children with learning disorders. 

In-service training is offered for 
those teachers whose training did not 
stress sufficiently the recognition and 
management of learning disabilities. 

Because recent studies indicate 
an alarming correlation in the 
progression from dyslexia to drop-out 
to delinquency, the Center will 
eventually work closely with the 
juvenile authorities to develop and 
implement suitable non-literary 
programs for young offenders with 
persisting difficulties. 

Finally, the Center undertakes 
valuable research endeavors to 
further understanding of learning 
disabilities. The research concentrates 
on the causes of dyslexia, early 
recognition techniques, improved 
testing procedures, neuro chemical 
factors, and effective treatment. 

There are alternatives to "round 
holes" for "square pegs," and 
Centenary College's CLEAR program 
is one of the best. 


Rick Hawkins 73 

Founders' Day Speaker, April 14, 1988 

Award-winning Hollywood producer Rick Hawkins 73 
started his writing career as early as junior high and high school 
— writing skits for his fellow students to perform at football 
pep rallies. 

He kept up the showmanship at Centenary where he 
majored in theatre and graduated with a teaching cetification in 
speech and English. He performed in numerous productions, 
winning The Sfireveport Times Award for Best Actor in "Butterflies 
Are Free" at the Shreveport Little Theatre. 

Rick began his career in the entertainment industry as a 
Page for ABC Television and soon landed his first job as staff 
writer on "The Carol Burnett Show" earning four Emmy nomina- 
tions and winning an Emmy Award in 1978. 

He has written episodes of "Welcome Back, Kotter," "Laveme 
and Shirley," "The Tim Conway Show" and "The Love Boat." He 
also has written Rodney Dangerfield's television specials. 

For two years Rick was the producer and head writer for 
"Punky Brewster," one segment of which earned him the Scott 
Newman Award for Drug Abuse Awareness. 

Currently Executive Producer for "Mama's Family," Rick con- 
tinues to write many of its espisodes. 

His 1 1 a.m. Convocation address in Brown Chapel on Thurs- 
day, April 14, is free and open to the public. Alumni and special 
friends of the College are invited to join the Centenary family for 
a picnic in Crumley Gardens following Convocation. 

Senator J. Bennett Johnston 

Commencement Speaker, May 7, 1988 

Elected to the United States Senate in 1972, Sen. J. Bennett 
Johnston is now serving his third term following re-election in 
1984 with 86 percent of the vote. 

A graduate of Washington & Lee University, he graduated 
fifth in his class from LSU Law School in 1956, where he served 
as a member of the Louisiana Law Review. 

After three years service in the Army Judge Advocate Gen- 
eral's Corps in Germany, he returned to Shreveport, his home, to 
practice law. He served in the Louisiana House of Representa- 
tives from 1964-1968 and in the Louisiana State Senate from 

In January 1987, Sen. Johnston assumed the Chairmanship 
of the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources and also re- 
gained the Chairmanship of the powerful Appropriations Sub- 
committee on Energy and Water Deveolopment, a post he had 
held in 1978-79. 

A senior member of the Appropriations panel, Sen. 
Johnston also serves on the Subcommittee on Defense, Foreign 
Operations, Interior, and HUD and Independent Agencies. In 
addition, he is a member of the Senate Budget Committee and 
of the Select Committee 


Make A Present Decision 
To Make A Future Gift 

A special investment will help move the College to the 
next plateau, to the next level of excellence. 

Who can fail to be stirred by the soaring 
sounds of symphonic music played by 
talented musicians and perfonned with artistic 
drama? From generation to generation, the 
passing along of great art, music, dance, 
oratory, drama, poetry, and prose has provided 
a foundation for societal encouragement and 
creative thought. How sad to read recently that 
one of the great symphonies of the land, the 
New Orleans Symphony, was forced to cancel 
its season for lack of financial support. 
I Apparently, there was no question of the 
quality of performance or musical artistry 
involved. It was a matter of economics, present 
and future. 

Adelaide Benjamin, board president, 
cited "consuming the endowment with no 
plans to replace it," as one reason for shutting 
down. A weak financial structure, made so by lack of 
organization of a strong base of community and business 
support, added to the problem, observers say. For years, 
the organization depended on a few key benefactors, but in 
recent times, these key supporters, impacted heavily by the 
collapse of oil prices, have stopped giving. What, you ask, 
has this to do with Cenentary? Much, possibly, if we are not 
careful to leam a lesson from the sad fate of others. Without 
a broad base of annual support from several constituencies, 
a strong endowment, and a long range plan to increase 
endowment and provide for needed capital expenditures, 
Centenary College could find itself suffering the same fate. 

Fortunately, we are taking intelligent, aggressive steps 
to position the College well regarding its financial future. But 
more effort is needed. Alumni, who have a vested interest 
in keeping Alma Mater healthy and growing so as to 
enhance the value of their degree, must continue to 
increase their percentage participation in support. Parents, 
who also have a stake in the value their children are 
receiving from their education, must take a part in support, 
even after their children graduate. Friends of the College, 
those special folks who believe and invest even though they 
are not Centenary alumni, must be thanked and encouraged 
to continue investing, for the good of the community, state, 
and nation. Businesses and foundations must be given clear 
expression of the value of investing in Centenary to enhance 
the quality of life and the growth of knowledge and a society 
of educated consumers and leaders. 

}ohn Zombie 

Some will ask what can I do to build 
Centenary's future? When I hear that question, 
I know that the asker is thinking of more than 
the annual check they write to the Great 
Teachers-Scholars Fund. They are thinking of 
the special investment that will help move the 
College to the next higher plateau, to the next 
level of excellence. We call these "planned 
gifts." These can take many forms: 
testamentary gifts, that is to say "put us in your 
will"; gifts of appreciated property, there are 
still tax advantages; transfer of assets to fund a 
life income trust that will provide security for 
the donors for the rest of their lives, then 
ultimately benefit Centenary; use of income 
producing assets to channel funds to the 
College for a specified period, then revert back 
to the donor or donor's family, thus avoiding 
income, and possibly estate, taxes. All of these vehicles 
have technical names, but we can explain them in laymen's 

If your thinking is stimulated by any one of these 
alternatives, call me or Dr. Donald Webb, and we will be 
glad to discuss them in more detail, and in confidence, with 
you. You can play a significant role in seeing to it that 
Centenary does not suffer trauma as did the New Orleans 

No one who has seen it can fail to be moved by the 
widely published photo of Adelaide Benjamin sitting in her 
box at the last concert of the New Orleans Symphony, crying 
with heart broken as the musicians leave the stage. I can 
imagine the heart-rendering agony of watching some of the 
great teachers in education and some of the brightest young 
scholars walk off the Centenary campus because we had not 
provided for the future. We at the College could be 
delivering the highest quality instruction in the liberal arts, 
students could be performing great feats of intellectual 
growth. Music, drama, art, literature could be seen in 
abundance, yet it could end, tragically. The worst thing we 
could do is to be seduced by the thought, "It can't happen 
here." Oh, but it can ... if we don't provide for the future. You 
can have a part, you can make the difference. Let's discuss 
it. Call us . . . please. Make a present decision to make a 
future gift. 

(}ohn VJomble is vice president for development at Centenary. 


Centenary College Of Louisiana 

Office of Alumni Relations 

P.O. Box 41 188 

Shreveport, Louisiana 71 134-1 188 


Nonprofit Organizatio 

Shreveport, Louisian! 
Permit No. 696 

Events At Centenary 


20 -May 1: 

Museum of Art 


1 2 Tuesday 

Dr. J. Robert Nelson, "Termi- 
nal Care, Dying and Death," 
7:30 p.m., South Cafeteria, 
Bynum Commons. 

Lee Conger, tenor, Senior 
Recital, 8 p.m., Hurley School 
of Music. 

14 Thursday 


Founders' Day Convocation, 
1 1 a.m., Brown Chapel, Rick 
Hawkins, Hollywood pro- 
ducer, will be speaking. Pic- 
nic afterwards in Crumley 

Tina Young, soprano, Junior 
Recital, 8 p.m., Hurley School 
of Music. 


1 5 Friday 

Kelly Lee, soprano, and 
Angela Wilsdorf, soprano, 
Joint Junior Recital, 8 p.m., 
Hurley School of Music. 

16 Saturday 

Donald W. Brazile, tenor, 
Senior Recital, 8 p.m., Hurley 
School of Music. 

1 7 Sunday 

Camerata Concert (chamber 
singers), 3 p.m., Hurley 
School of Music. 

19 Tuesday 

Centenary Wind Ensemble 
Concert, 8 p.m., Hurley 
School of Music. 


"Suddenly Last Summer" 
and selected one-act plays, 
8 p.m., Marjone Lyons 

2 1 Thursday 

Choir Convocation, 1 1 a.m., 
Brown Chapel. 

22 Friday 

Centenary Community Sym- 
phony Orchestra Concert, 8 
p.m., Hurley School of Music. 

24 Sunday 

2 p.m. matinee, MLP 

26 Tuesday 

Athletic Auction, Sheraton at 
Pierremont Plaza, 6:30 p.m. 
til . . . 

28 Thursday 

Shreveport Chamber Singers, 
8 p.m., Hurley School of 


3 Tuesday 

Shreveport Choral Ensemble, 
7:30 p.m., Hurley School of 

7 Saturday 

Commencement, 2 p.m., 
Gold Dome, Sen. Bennett 
Johnston, speaker. 

7 Saturday 

Musical revue for Luci Bond, 
8 p.m., Marjorie Lyons 
Playhouse, $25 per person, 
reservations with Dr. Don 
Wilcox by April 29. 

22-June 5 

Meadows Museum of Art. 

June ! 

1 3 Monday 

Registration for Summer 

23, 25, 29 - July 2 { 

"Sweeney Todd: The Demon 
Barber of Fleet Street," a 
musical thriller, 8 p.m., Mar- 
jorie Lyons Playhouse. 

2 p.m. matinee, MLP. 

17 - Aug. 21 | 

HMONG PA'NDAU, fabrics 
and textiles by Loatians, 
Meadows Museum of Art. 

28-30, Aug. 4-6 

"The Night of the Iguana," 8 
p.m., Marjorie Lyons 


7 Sunday 

2 p.m. matinee, MLP. 




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